HC Deb 21 January 1987 vol 108 c604W
64. Mr. Pavitt

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make any trade and financial arrangements with the Government of Iraq conditional on a substantial improvement in that country's human rights record; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Renton

We have consistently made clear our concern about the human rights situation in Iraq, and will continue to do so on every suitable occasion. We do not believe that linking trade or financial arrangements to the question of human rights abuse will lead to significant improvements in the situation.

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