HL Deb 08 July 2003 vol 651 c30WA
Lord Hoyle

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What has been the Spanish contribution to the allied coalition in Iraq. [HL3198]

Lord Bach

During decisive combat operations, the Spanish made a valuable contribution to the humanitarian efforts of the military coalition in Iraq through the early deployment of a marine contingent based around the Landing Platform Dock SPS Galicia, including medical, engineering and bomb disposal capabilities.

The Spanish Government have also announced a continuing commitment to Iraq, and will contribute a brigade headquarters and a battalion to the Polish-led multinational division.