HC Deb 13 February 2004 vol 418 cc22-3W
Adam Price

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many visits by(a) UK and (b) foreign journalists to Basra have been facilitated by the Government in the last month; on which dates such visits took place; and which journalists were involved. [153903]

Mr. Ingram

[holding answer 9 February 2004JI have been asked to reply.

Information on the number of government sponsored visits by both United Kingdom and foreign journalists to Basra in the last month is shown in the following table:

This list does not include information on journalists who may have accompanied either a royal or ministerial party, details of which are not held centrally.

In addition to the sponsored visits, we have provided facilities to many journalists based in or visiting Iraq independently.