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Iraq Survey Group

Volume 407: debated on Wednesday 18 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence to what extent the costs of the Iraqi survey group will be met by (a) coalition forces and (b) the proposed Iraqi assistance fund. [114561]

On current plans, costs in respect of units and personnel contributed to the Iraq Survey Group will be met by the contributing nations. Costs in respect of the continued disarmament of Iraq, for example decontamination of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) sites or long-term storage of WMD materials, may be met from the Development Fund for Iraq, consistent with the humanitarian needs of the Iraqi people and as set out; in United Nations Security Council Resolution 1483 (2003).