Hello, Mr. Turnbull and Madam Chair.
Some of the international witnesses we approached indicated a scheduling conflict, as the chair indicated a little earlier. Among them was one of the other ones from the United Kingdom, Charles Walker, who was the chair of the House of Commons administration committee. We can endeavour to get back to him to see if he is available. However, the problem right now is that the committee has not yet identified a meeting slot as to when we can invite these witnesses to come back.
There are some others. For example, Lord McFall, the chair of the procedure committee in the House of Lords, declined.
With Ms. Harriet Harman it was also a scheduling conflict, although she did indicate a willingness to return. However, as we know, she is also from the British Parliament.
As for the president of the European Parliament, many attempts were made to contact them to elicit their interest in appearing. Right now we have zero response from them, so obviously that remains a question mark.
Finally, the president of the Congress of People's Deputies of the Kingdom of Spain has also indicated a conflict.
Obviously, depending on what meeting we could schedule them for and, again, depending on the availability, they may be open to appear.