HC Deb 19 February 1991 vol 186 c136W
Mr. Darling

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the status of Iraqi nationals held at Roleston; and by what authority they are held there.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

The Iraqi nationals at Rollestone are considered to be members of the Iraqi armed forces and, as such, are being held in accordance with the provisions of the 1949 Geneva convention relating to prisoners of war.