Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 7th October 2008.

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Photo of Graham Allen Graham Allen Labour, Nottingham North

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to facilitate the relocation to places of safety of Iraqi citizens who have assisted British forces.

Photo of Bill Rammell Bill Rammell Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

We continue to work with our Whitehall partners in Ministry of Defence, Department for International Development, and UK Borders Agency and our missions in Iraq, Jordan and Syria to ensure that these brave Iraqis who meet the qualifying criteria for the Iraqi LE Staff Assistance Scheme as set out in my written statement to the House on 30 October 2007 are moved to safety as quickly as possible.

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