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Iraq: Weapons

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what measures are in place to track and monitor the final destination of gifted arms and equipment in Iraq. (183083)

It is not practicable for the UK to track and monitor each item of equipment once it has been gifted to the Iraqi Security Forces. This is rightly the responsibility of the Chain of Command of the Iraqi Security Forces. In our mentoring and training engagement with the Iraqis, we continue to advise on the development of appropriate accounting and auditing procedures.