Iraq: Water Supply

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:58 pm on 12th May 2003.

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Photo of Baroness Amos Baroness Amos Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Secretary of State, Department for International Development, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office), The Secretary of State for International Development 2:58 pm, 12th May 2003

My Lords, I thank my noble friend. I confirm that much of the food distribution programme under the Oil for Food programme is still in place and that individuals have been turning up for work. That is why the humanitarian crisis with respect to the distribution of food has not been as problematic as we had feared. That distribution process is pretty much still in place.