§ Sir David Steel
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how he intends to respond to the representations he has received from Save the Children concerning the situation in Iraq.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
My right hon. and noble Friend the Minister for Overseas Development has written to Save the Children on this matter. We deplore threats to the safety of United Nations personnel and other relief workers in Iraq, and my right hon. and noble Friend raised our concerns with the United Nations in New York last week. We will continue to monitor events in Baghdad and New York very closely. We support the United Nations in its efforts to negotiate a new memorandum of understanding.