HC Deb 11 February 2004 vol 417 cc1465-6W
Llew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the evidential basis was for the comment by the Minister for State, the hon. Member for North Warwickshire (Mr. Mike O'Brien), on Newsnight on 3 February that Iraq is the only country to use weapons of mass destruction. [153927]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

As my hon. Friend knows, Iraq under Saddam Hussein is the only country to have used weapons of mass destruction against both neighbours and its own people. This is a fact that neither my hon. Friend nor any other hon. Member has disputed in the past.

It was this point that I was attempting to make in the discussion when I was interrupted by the presenter of the programme.

on a call-off basis and (c) financial consultants used on a call-off basis by Sport England since 1 January 2003., what the nature of the assignment for each consultant was; and what the value of work done by each consultant was. [154122]

Mr. Caborn

Details of contracted consultants for Sport England in the calendar year starting on 1 January 2003 are as follows.