§ Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether members of the secret intelligence services were in New York in February 2003. 
§ Mr. Straw
In line with the long-standing practice of successive Governments, to comment on the deployment of security and intelligence service officials would be inappropriate. The security and intelligence services are not within the scope of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information (Part 1, paragraph 6).