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Asked if the Prime Minister would be meeting with US senators during his trip to America who had called for a BP inquiry, the Prime Minister’s Spokesman (PMS) said that the Prime Minister would be meeting with a number of senators.

Asked what the Prime Minister would say about the inquiry into BP, the PMS said that the decision to release Megrahi was taken by the Scottish government. The Prime Minister thought it was the wrong decision, and as such understood people’s concerns.

Put that the Prime Minister had said this morning that he didn’t know what BP did in terms of lobbying, the PMS said that the Prime Minister was making the point that this happened under the last government and companies made lots of representations to the government. The important thing was how the decision was then taken. The Foreign Secretary had set out the position over the weekend; there were discussions around the prisoner transfer agreement but that was not relevant to the Megrahi release, which was a decision taken by the Scottish government.

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