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Iraq: Reconstruction

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 18th June 2009.

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Photo of Daniel Kawczynski Daniel Kawczynski Conservative, Shrewsbury and Atcham

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 3 June 2009, Official Report, column 512W, on departmental public expenditure, for what reasons his Department has determined that it is more cost effective to manage major contracts in Iraq in London.

Photo of Ivan Lewis Ivan Lewis Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

It is more cost effective to manage the major contracts from London as support costs for the responsible officers are significantly lower than for officers based in Iraq.

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