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Un Compensation Commission

Volume 405: debated on Monday 19 May 2003

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his Department's position is on repatriation claims in the UN Compensation Commission; if bis Department will advocate payment of these from liberated Iraq; and if he will make a statement. [111881]

I have been asked to reply.We continue to support the work of the UNCC in assessing claims arising from Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990. The UNCC is currently funded from sales of Iraqi oil sold under the Oil For Food programme. The future of this programme is under discussion in the Security Council.