Iraq: Coalition Provisional Authority

House of Lords written question – answered on 12th February 2004.

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Photo of Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay Shadow Minister, Treasury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How the Government were consulted before Mr Bremer was appointed to head the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq.

Photo of Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean Minister of State (Middle East), Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Minister of State (Middle East)

The decision to appoint Ambassador Bremer was one for the US Administration. We were informed beforehand as part of ongoing close contact with the Americans. Likewise, we decided to appoint a UK Special Representative in Iraq, John Sawers, of which we informed the Americans. roger

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