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Volume 656: debated on Tuesday 12 March 2019

Kurdistan Region in Iraq

The following is an extract from a debate in Westminster Hall on the Kurdistan Region in Iraq on 6 March 2019.

As colleagues have noted, since 2014 the UK Government have committed over a quarter of a billion pounds-worth of humanitarian support to Iraq, including to the Kurdistan region. That money has provided vital food, shelter, medicines and clean water to millions of people. In addition, we have committed over £110 million to Iraq since 2015 to help to stabilise the liberated areas and to enable internally displaced persons to return to repaired homes, with rebuilt water supplies and restored electricity networks.

[Official Report, 6 March 2019, Vol. 655, c. 458WH.]

Letter of correction from the Minister for Africa.

An error has been identified in my response to the debate.

The correct response should have been:

As colleagues have noted, since 2014 the UK Government have committed over a quarter of a billion pounds-worth of humanitarian support to Iraq, including to the Kurdistan region. That money has provided vital food, shelter, medicines and clean water to millions of people. In addition, we have committed over £103 million to Iraq since 2015 to help to stabilise the liberated areas and to enable internally displaced persons to return to repaired homes, with rebuilt water supplies and restored electricity networks.