HL Deb 05 January 2004 vol 657 cc1-2WA
Lord Judd

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What financial and personnel resources have so far been expended; what resources have been pledged; and what resources they estimate will be needed to provide sound arrangements for administration of justice in Iraq. [HL254]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

Several UK personnel have been seconded to the Coalition Provisional Authority to assist with the reconstruction of the judicial sector and the development of human rights in Iraq. The UN and World Bank needs assessment for Iraq, announced at the Madrid Donors' Conference in October, estimated that the judicial sector would require 66.5 million US dollars from 2004 to 2007. At the Conference, pledges of over 33 billion US dollars in grants and concessional loans were received in total for reconstruction in Iraq. There is as yet no detail on how much of this sum will be allocated to the judicial sector.