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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 Gregory Barker Gregory Barker Conservative, Bexhill and Battle 3:59 pm, 30th January 2003

That is absolute nonsense. We are asking the Secretary of State to engage with non-governmental organisations and to talk to the people on the ground who are taking the risks and who would deal with the humanitarian disaster on the front line. When we talk with NGO representatives, they scream out that the right hon. Lady simply is not engaging with them, meeting people, holding talks, or undertaking the consultation that is vital if a humanitarian crisis is to be avoided.