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Iraq: Drugs

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 19 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the level of opium production in Iraq; and if he will make a statement. (149364)

While the current security environment makes it difficult to make an accurate or comprehensive assessment, we are not aware of any significant opium production in Iraq. According to the UN Office for Drugs and Crime World Drugs reports for 2006 and 2007, Iraq does not feature as a producer of opium.