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Volume 450: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on human rights abuses in Basra. (91456)

Human rights abuses in Basra are matters for the Iraqi Government as a Sovereign state. The UK condemns all acts of abuse and we treat any allegations of wrongdoing extremely seriously. We are committed to supporting human rights and are working with the Government of Iraq and international partners to develop human rights awareness.