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Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the oral answer of 18 June 2007, Official Report, columns 1068-69, on Iraq, on what date it was decided that troops in theatre in Iraq would not face a threat from weapons of mass destruction other than from pre-1991 stocks, chlorine bombs or similar items held by insurgents. (144355)

[holding answer 21 June 2007]: In the period following the formal cessation of hostilities, it was assessed that the threat to troops from weapons of mass destruction had decreased such that standard protective measures could be reduced. The precise moment will have depended on unit roles and tasks.