Iraq: Prisoners

House of Lords written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay Spokesperson in the Lords, Treasury, Spokesperson in the Lords, Work & Pensions

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean on 6 January 2004 (WA 31) concerning prisoners captured in Iraq, what inquiries they made before giving the Written Answer; what questions they asked the relevant United States authorities in order to test the accuracy of the information obtained through inquiries; and what answers they received from the United States authorities.

Photo of Lord Malloch-Brown Lord Malloch-Brown Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Minister of State (Africa, Asia and the UN)

As it will take time to prepare the information necessary to respond to this Question, I will write to the noble Lord as soon as officials have provided me with the details and arrange for a copy of the letter to be placed in the Library of the House.

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