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Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Answer of 22 November 2007, Official Report, column 1032W, on Iraq: peacekeeping operations, how many of the media assignments facilitated since April 2007 were for a single media outlet or organisation; and from which exclusive access to information arose. (170120)

Our records indicate that of the 52 media assignments to Iraq since April, 45 were for single individuals or media outlets. The others were group visits. All programmes take account of the operational situation at the time, security requirements and the preferences of the individual journalist or organisation and therefore differ from visit to visit.