§ Mr. Clappison
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of Syrian policy towards terrorism in the Middle East; and what representations he has made to the Syrian Government about the presence of Hamas in Syria. 
§ Mr. MacShane
We have continuing concerns about Syrian support for Palestinian terrorist organisations and judge that Syria can do more to constrain their activities. While office closures are welcome, Syria should more tightly control the activities, including the travel and contacts with the Occupied Territories, of known Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and other leaders. We have repeatedly made our views known to the Syrian authorities.