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Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many Iraqi diplomatic personnel are accredited to (a) the United Kingdom and (b) international and multinational organisations of which the United Kingdom is a member; what his policy is regarding continued accreditation; what steps he has taken to further this policy; and if he will make a statement. [109883]

Following the closure of the Iraqi Interests Section of the Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on 30 March 2003, there are no Iraqi diplomats accredited to the United Kingdom. The status of Iraqi delegations to international organisations will be determined by the membership of those organisations in accordance with the rules of the organisation concerned. There are no resident Iraqi representatives to international organisations based in the United Kingdom.