asked Her Majesty's Government:
What consultation took place between the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq and the Government before Order 39 was signed in September 2003; what representations were made by the Government; and whether Order 39 was amended in consequence.
Order 39 of the Coalition Provisional Authority is the product of consultations between the British Government and the Coalition Provisional Authority, relevant departments of the US Administration, the UN Secretary-General's Representative, the international financial institutions and the Iraqi Governing Council. Such consultations, called for under the terms of UNSCR 1483, are a necessary and normal part of the preparation of legislation by the coalition. jenny