§ Mr. John Marshall
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations have been made to the Iraqi authorities about their brutality towards Kurds; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mellor
We regret the denial of basic human rights in Iraq, and the harsh treatment meted out to the Kurds causes particular concern. We take every opportunity to express our concern to the Iraqis about abuses of human rights in their country, and did so most recently during my visit to Iraq from 23 to 26 February.