Iraq: Civilian Deaths

House of Lords written question – answered on 4th May 2004.

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Photo of Baroness Williams of Crosby Baroness Williams of Crosby Leader In the House of Lords, Leader, House of Lords, Liberal Democrat Leader in the House of Lords

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many Iraqi civilians were killed by coalition forces in the month of March 2004.

Photo of Lord Bach Lord Bach Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Procurement)

United Kingdom units report all confirmed fatalities of which they are aware arising from incidents in which they were involved. We have recently put in place a mechanism for collation of unit reports since 1 May 2003. I will write to the noble Baroness as soon as a figure for March 2004 has been collated but due to the number of reports that must be examined, this is likely to take some time.

We are not in a position to comment on civilian casualties allegedly caused by other coalition partners.

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