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Iraq (Cultural Heritage)

Volume 405: debated on Thursday 22 May 2003

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To ask the Prime Minister if he will place in the Library a copy of his reply to the letter from ICOMOS of 15 April. [115078]

I have asked my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport who also received a copy of the letter about cultural heritage in Iraq to reply on my behalf. A copy of the reply will be placed in the Library in due course.The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is working in close liaison with the British Museum, the Ministry of Defence, the FCO and UNESCO to assess how they might best be able to help secure and preserve these valuable sites for the benefit of future generations.