§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will request from the Secretary General of the United Nations a copy of the report listing the names of military and dual-use equipment suppliers to Iraq, given to the United Nations special investigation commission on Iraq by the Iraqi Government on 26 January.
§ Mr. Aitken
It is not our practice to comment in detail on the information we request or receive from the United Nations special commission on Iraq.
§ Dr. Lynne Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what were the types and models of(a) aircraft and (b) missiles attacked by allied aircraft in Iraq in January; and what assessment has been made of the technical threat posed to United Kingdom and allied aircraft by such weapons.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
Allied forces attacked SAM-3 strategic surface-to-air missile sites and shot down a MiG-29 fighter aircraft that had entered the southern no-fly zone. These types of assets pose a significant potential threat to United Kingdom and allied aircraft.