Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:32 pm on 22nd July 2008.

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Photo of Lord Williamson of Horton Lord Williamson of Horton Crossbench 1:32 pm, 22nd July 2008

My Lords, can the noble Baroness give the House information on the current value and volume of oil exports from Iraq? What is the forecast for the following year? Iraq is an oil-rich state and the volume of resources available from oil determines the Government's capacity to achieve an improvement in infrastructure and the standard of living. If she cannot answer today, perhaps she could do so later in writing. This is a vital element. We talk about the military, but not much about the huge potential resources in Iraq.