Defence written question – answered on 16th October 2006.

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Photo of Roger Williams Roger Williams Opposition Whip (Commons), Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on human rights abuses in Basra.

Photo of Adam Ingram Adam Ingram Minister of State (Armed Forces), Ministry of Defence

Human rights abuses in Basra are matters for the Iraqi Government as a Sovereign state. The UK condemns all acts of abuse and we treat any allegations of wrongdoing extremely seriously. We are committed to supporting human rights and are working with the Government of Iraq and international partners to develop human rights awareness.

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