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Iraq: Peace Keeping Operations

Volume 459: debated on Friday 20 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel were redeployed to (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan within (i) one month, (ii) two months, (iii) three months, (iv) four months, (v) five months, (vi) six months, (vii) one year and (viii) two years of completing their last deployment in each of the last three years. (128237)

Deployment figures are currently provided at aggregate levels based on manual returns. They are not available in central individual level databases. As such these data could not be collated without incurring disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reason UK forces operate north of Baghdad; and if he will make a statement. (132619)

UK forces operate in and around Baghdad, including north of the city, in order to provide support to coalition operations, mentoring and training of Iraqi Security Forces and the provision of Force Protection to UK military and civilian personnel based in and around the city.