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Iraq

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2003

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To ask the Prime Minister what discussions he has had on the need for a donors' conference to solicit funds from other bodies for the reconstruction needs of Iraq following the conflict. [110022]

The UN issued a flash appeal for $2.2 billion for immediate relief and recovery on 28 March to which the UK has committed $100 million (£65 million).At the Spring Meetings on 12–13 April it was agreed that the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund would begin assessing Iraq's economic and social needs. A conference to discuss funding for long term reconstruction will be arranged at the appropriate time.

To ask the Prime Minister what discussions he has had regarding the long-term plans with respect to the reintegration of Iraqi soldiers into civilian life in Iraq following the conflict. [110042]

The reintegration of Iraqi soldiers into civilian life will be a matter for a new Iraqi government, drawing on the experience of the international community and organisations including the UN.

To ask the Prime Minister what discussions he has had on demilitarizing and eliminating the Iraqi special forces and intelligence and security apparatus in Iraq following the conflict. [110044]

The reform of Iraq's security infrastructure, to make it representative, transparent and accountable, will be a matter for a new Iraqi government, drawing on the experience of the international community and organisations including the UN.