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Volume 402: debated on Friday 4 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of state for Defence what the (a) mandate, (b) range of duties and (c) composition is of the existing Joint Regional Teams in Afghanistan. [106679]

[holding answer 2 April 2003]: Provincial Reconstruction Teams (as Joint Regional Teams are now called) are deployed with the agreement of the Afghan Transitional Administration. Their role is to assist in extending the Transitional Administration's authority, help to develop a stable and secure environment in the Afghan regions and facilitate security sector reform and reconstruction. The teams deployed so far are led by the US and include both military and civilian personnel.