HC Deb 25 October 2000 vol 355 c143W
Mr. Beggs

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representation has been made by Her Majesty's Government to Iraq and to the United Nations regarding Kuwaiti and other third country nationals who have been missing since the invasion of Kuwait by Iraqi troops; and if he will make a statement. [134002]

Mr. Hain

HMA Kuwait, as the British representative on the Tripartite Commission which, under ICRC chairmanship, seeks to account for the whereabouts of the Kuwaiti missing, called on Iraq to return to the Tripartite Commission process when he attended a consultation meeting of Commission members in Geneva on 21 June. I also take this opportunity to urge Iraq once again to re-engage with this process and finally to tell the truth about the whereabouts of those who have tragically been missing for so many years.