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Iraq

Volume 709: debated on Wednesday 1 April 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what political and financial support they are giving to the United Kingdom defence industry in bidding for contracts for the re-equipment of the Iraqi armed forces. [HL2563]

In accordance with government policy on trade and regulation of defence exports, Her Majesty's Government are supporting the United Kingdom defence and security industry in bidding for contracts for the re-equipment of the Iraqi armed forces. This support has involved hosting delegations of senior Iraqi officials and officers in the UK, logistical support to companies visiting Iraq, inviting delegations from Iraq to attend the Farnborough international air show and defence systems and equipment international exhibition, and engaging at ministerial level.