HC Deb 02 May 2001 vol 367 c702W
Mr. Dalyell

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to her answer of 21 March 2001,Official Report, column 325, what action she has taken following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with Iran on drugs co-operation; and if she will make a statement. [159111]

Marjorie Mowlam

Since signing the Memorandum of Understanding on drugs co-operation on 27 February, UK and Iranian specialists have commenced a UNDCP facilitated technical mission to examine ways of sustaining the reduction of opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan. We are also discussing ways of furthering our bilateral assistance with the Iranian customs. Both the UK and Iran are committed to vigorous anti-drugs efforts.