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Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed services personnel will be required to undertake a lengthened tour in Iraq so that their departure coincides with the date of UK armed forces withdrawal. (256428)

Plans are currently being finalised for the withdrawal of personnel from southern Iraq. Every effort is being made to ensure that the number of personnel required to remain in Theatre beyond their expected tour lengths is minimised.