Iraq: Police

House of Lords written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of Lord Astor of Hever Lord Astor of Hever Deputy Chief Whip, Whips, Shadow Minister, Defence, Shadow Minister, Foreign Affairs, Shadow Minister, International Development

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What steps United Kingdom Armed Forces deployed in south-east Iraq have taken to assist the Government of Iraq in addressing the corruption, militia infiltration and politicisation of the Iraqi police service.

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

UK forces carry out directed strike operations against known corrupt persons and militia members in the Iraqi police service (IPS). In addition, they work to ensure that the security situation and force protection is sufficient to enable around 50 civilian and contracted specialists to provide training and mentoring to the IPS. The Royal Military Police also provides some additional training and monitoring.

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