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 Lord Renton of Mount Harry Lord Renton of Mount Harry Conservative 2:58 pm, 12th May 2003

My Lords, has the noble Baroness seen the recent reports about the widespread damage to the desalination plants in southern Iraq, including the looting of parts of those plants? Those parts had no purpose outside those plants; they were simply being taken. Does that not call for what one might call the secondary forces of law and order? I refer to military police working with civilian police to ensure that such random looting stops as soon as possible.