Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Leader of the House – in the House of Commons at 3:30 pm on 8th October 2007.

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Photo of Gordon Brown Gordon Brown The Prime Minister, Leader of the Labour Party 3:30 pm, 8th October 2007

I said that the figure on 1 September was 5,500 troops. It is now falling, after provincial Iraqi control, to 4,500. It then falls to 4,000, and then it will fall to 2,500. The idea that we are not reducing the numbers is completely— [Interruption.]


Peter Stroud
Posted on 9 Oct 2007 12:07 pm (Report this annotation)

Good try Mr Arbuthnot. Unfortunately the PM will never answer that particular question.

Michael McManus
Posted on 9 Oct 2007 11:22 pm

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