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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:02 pm on 30th March 2009.

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Photo of Chris Mullin Chris Mullin Labour, Sunderland South 6:02 pm, 30th March 2009

It is too early to say that for sure. We have heavy commitments in Afghanistan—a different issue from that of Iraq and I do not seek to suggest that the two are the same—but I hope that eventually we will be able to play directly a more positive role in some of the major peacekeeping forces in Africa, particularly those in the Congo and Darfur. Perhaps too, if they want it, we may give the Ugandans help in dealing with the Lord's Resistance Army.

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