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Iraq (Cultural Heritage)

Volume 404: debated on Thursday 8 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what information her Department has collated on the contribution made by British academic institutions to the safeguarding of Iraqi museums and cultural sites. [110887]

Newcastle University and University College London provided lists of key sites of cultural and historical interest in Iraq to the MOD before the start of the conflict in Iraq. Troops were briefed accordingly and avoided key sites of cultural and historic interests as far as possible during the conflict.