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Iraq (Sanctions)

Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1993

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To ask the Prime Minister what action has been taken as a result of a meeting on 22 June, arranged by him, between the Under-Secretary at the Foreign Office, Sir Michael Burton, and the hon. Member for Linlithgow, on the effect of sanctions on the health, infant mortality and economy of Iraq.

Since the meeting referred to, £1 million has been transferred through the UN escrow account for purchasing part of the crop grown in northern Iraq to help feed the local population. We have also agreed to finance a programme of water and sanitation work in schools in the south. Emergency relief is to be provided to people fleeing repression in the south.