Iraq (Humanitarian Contingency Plan)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:59 pm on 30th January 2003.

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Photo of Clare Short Clare Short Secretary of State, Department for International Development 3:59 pm, 30th January 2003

Now that we have heard what the hon. Gentleman has to say, I wonder if it was worth it. The hon. Gentleman might not be the most intellectually gifted Member of the House, but he might be able to understand that the military are not willing to share their military scenarios with people like him. We therefore cannot share those scenarios with the House. I have outlined the risks, but what the hon. Gentleman is asking for is foolish. He is not serious in what he is saying.