§ Lord Moynihan
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What is their assessment of the accuracy of reports by the United States global intelligence firm Straffor on 8 November that Russian intelligence services are working together with pro-Russian Iraqi generals in order to oust the Iraqi President, Saddam Hussein. [HL56]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Amos)
We would not disclose any such assessment, as the work of the intelligence and security services is outside the scope of theCode of Practice on Access to Government Information (paragraph 6, part 1).