HC Deb 30 April 1991 vol 190 c149W
26. Mr. O'Brien

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he intends to contribute United Kingdom troops to a United Nations force to protect refugees from Iraqi troops; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

We hope that the United Nations will take over the running of the camps for Kurdish refugees as soon as possible. Any requests from the United Nations for United Kingdom military assistance would be considered in the light of the circumstances prevailing at the time. No such request has yet been made.