HC Deb 09 April 2003 vol 403 cc296-7W
Joan Ruddock

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 27 January,Official Report, column 34W, whether a decision has been taken on UK leadership of a Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan. [106671]

Mr. Ingram

Ministers have recently confirmed that, in principle, the United Kingdom is interested in leading a Provincial Reconstruction Team but, as with any potential deployment, we must first complete the necessary preparatory planning work. This is in its final stages and, all being well, we hope to announce our decision to Parliament in the next few weeks.

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