Aegis Defence Services

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 15th March 2005.

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Photo of Sarah Teather Sarah Teather Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

(1) what information his Department has (a) supplied to and (b) received from the United States Administration regarding that government's award of the Iraq Reconstruction Security Support Services contract to Aegis Defence Services;

(2) what discussions there have been between the British and American governments regarding the award of the US Administration's Iraq Reconstruction Security Support Services' contract to Aegis Defence Services.

Photo of Bill Rammell Bill Rammell Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

I refer the hon. Member to the written statement made on 12 July 2004, Hansard, columns 53–54WS, by my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary in which he stated that

"the contract in question was awarded by the United States Government. Her Majesty's Government is not a party to the contract, nor was it involved in any way in its negotiation."

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