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Iraq: Detainees

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether individuals captured by British forces during the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have at a subsequent time been held at the United States detention facilities at (a) Bagram Theatre Internment Facility, (b) Balad Special Forces Base, (c) Camp Nama BIAP and (d) Abu Ghraib prison. (200771)

I am withholding the information requested as its release would, or would be likely to, prejudice the effectiveness of our armed forces.

However, I am confident in the processes that are in place to ensure that any persons captured by UK forces in either Iraq or Afghanistan and subsequently detained by US forces are held in accordance with the UK's policy and legal obligations.