Iraq

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 16th January 2007.

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Photo of Dai Davies Dai Davies Independent, Blaenau Gwent

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government has held discussions with (a) the Iraqi Government, (b) the United States Administration and (c) United Kingdom-registered oil companies on the new production-sharing agreements covering the Iraqi oil industry.

Photo of Kim Howells Kim Howells Minister of State (Middle East), Foreign & Commonwealth Office

We are not aware of any new production-sharing agreements in Iraq, other than those that the Kurdish Regional Government has signed.

A new national Hydrocarbons Law is in the process of being drafted in Iraq, which will determine what types of oil development contracts may be available in the future.

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Ken Brookman
Posted on 17 Jan 2007 1:33 pm (Report this annotation)

Once again a vitally important question for the people of Blaenau Gwent.I'm sure the people of this constituency will all be debating this issue over dinner and down the pub.