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Thursday, 1 February, 2001, 17:06 GMT
28 January 2001
Sunday, 28 January, 2001


On Breakfast with Frost today, SP Hinduja spoke to Sir David Frost in his first big television interview since the start of the passport row which led to the resignation of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Peter Mandelson MP. Mr Hinduja insisted that his application had nothing to do with the 1 miilion he donated to the Millennium Dome and said he only asked Peter Mandleson to tell him what was "happening" with his passport application.

This discussion was continued in the studio with the former leader of the Deputy Labour Party, Lord Hattersley, who said that he thought the whole situation was very sad and would be immensely damaging to Peter Mandelson. But, whilst the situation was a mess, he said, it was a "temporary mess."

Sir David Frost also spoke to the First Minister of the Northern Ireland Assembly, David Trimble MP, about recent reports suggesting that the IRA may be planning a new disarmament initiative. He also commended Peter Mandelson for the work he did as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and welcomed John Reid MP to his new position.

The Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks, joined Sir David in the studio to talk about the National Holocaust Memorial Day. The 56th Anniversary of the Holocaust was commemorated yesterday by a series of events up and down the country, most notably a service at London's Westminster Central Hall last night which was attended by holocaust survivors and VIPs including HRH Prince Charles and the Prime Minister.

Finally, the Shadow Chancellor Michael Portillo MP spoke to Sir David outling the Conservative's current spending commitments and explaining how their programme differs from that of the Labour Party.

Accompanying David Frost with a review of the Sunday newspapers were the Member of Parliament for West Ham, Tony Banks, Times columnist Alice Miles and Guardian journalist, Ben Wegg-Prosser.

SP Hinduja and the Lord Hattersley.

The First Minister of the Northern Ireland Assembly, David Trimble MP

The Chief Rabbi, Dr Jonathan Sacks

The Shadow Chancellor, Michael Portillo MP

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