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Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

23. To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent assessment is of the security situation in Iraq; and if he will make a statement. (257902)

The overall security situation in Iraq continues to improve, with violence remaining down at levels last seen in 2003. This was demonstrated by the recent provincial elections, which passed with just one reported security incident in Basra, where Iraqi security forces are maintaining the significant security gains achieved over the course of 2008.