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Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 8 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's paper referring to critical military gaps in the NATO mission in Afghanistan, as referred to in The Daily Telegraph of 29 April 2008. (203418)

[holding answer 6 May 2008]: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office believes that the paper to which James Kirkup referred in The Daily Telegraph article of 29 April was a draft internal working document. It was not shared with international partners as the article suggested. Given the nature of the document, it would not be appropriate to place it in the Library of the House.