§ Lord Hoyle
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether there are plans to privatise the Iraqi oil industry. [HL30]
§ The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)
We are not aware of any plans to privatise Iraq's oil industry.
I apologise for the delay in answering this question; an administrative error led officials to believe that this question had been answered by the Department for Trade and Industry.