HL Deb 02 July 2003 vol 650 c106WA
Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is their exit strategy from Iraq. [HL3622]

Lord Bach

Our military campaign objectives contained a commitment to withdrawal of British military forces from Iraq as soon as is practicable.

Nevertheless, we have committed ourselves to the long-term humanitarian, political and economic welfare of the Iraqi people. We will help them to restore effective representative government for all their people, to regain economic stability, and to reintegrate into the international community.