§ Lord Hylton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they have had reports on any progress concerning the 605 prisoners of war from Kuwait, missing in Iraq, following the appeal made by the United Nations Human Rights Commission at its January session and the efforts of Ambassador Vorontsov, the Secretary-General's special representative. [HL2590]
§ Baroness Amos
No. Iraq has only provided information sufficient to close three Kuwaiti missing files so far. The UK continues to take an active role in the Tripartite Commission to establish the whereabouts of 605 Kuwaiti and other nationals still missing since the occupation of Kuwait. Despite efforts to urge Iraq to recognise the humanitarian nature of this issue, the Government of Iraq still refuses to co-operate with the process.