HL Deb 15 January 2004 vol 657 cc97-8WA
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.