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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:30 pm on 27th March 2003.

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Photo of Mr Harry Barnes Mr Harry Barnes Labour, North East Derbyshire 12:30 pm, 27th March 2003

Should we not have a debate on the humanitarian arrangements in Iraq to handle the current crisis? However hon. Members voted in relation to the war, surely we are all deeply concerned about the humanitarian crisis that exists in that country at the moment. For instance, Basra is the gateway to Iraq. It has an extensive dock marshalling yard and a railway line to Baghdad, and if it can be used properly for humanitarian provisions, that is all to the good. We should be able to debate those matters on the Floor of the House.