FOREIGN AFFAIRS – BRITAIN AND RUSSIA – 17 January 2008

Dr Julian Lewis: Can the Foreign Secretary give the House an assurance that the intelligence relationship that we must presume has developed between Russia and the United Kingdom since September 2001 in dealing with the threat of un-Islamic extremism worldwide will not be undermined by the permafrost that has sadly set in between Russia and ourselves recently?

[The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (David Miliband): The hon. Gentleman knows very well that we never comment on such matters. I have made it clear that we do not see any grounds for taking this cultural attack into other spheres.]