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Iraq (Reconstruction)

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 15 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans the Government have, and what steps they are taking, to ensure that British and other European companies have an equal opportunity to bid for contracts in the reconstruction of post-war Iraq.[109008]

We expect UK companies to make a significant contribution to the redevelopment of Iraq's essential infrastructure. In this context, it is important that there is a level playing field for all companies who are interested in contracts in Iraq. I have discussed this with the US authorities.