HC Deb 09 June 2004 vol 422 cc444-5W
David Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he was informed of President Bush's plan to demolish Abu Ghraib prison. [177207]

Mr. Rammell

My right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary was informed on Tuesday 24 May 2004. President Bush announced the US offer, subject to the approval of the Iraqi Government, to fund the construction of a modern maximum security prison in Iraq to replace Abu Ghraib prison, which could then be demolished, or turned into a memorial. The demolition of the prison had been proposed by members of the Iraqi Governing Council earlier in the month. The Foreign Secretary was made aware of this proposal on 13 May when it was reported by our post in Baghdad.

David Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether British companies have bid for contracts to build prisons in Iraq. [177209]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

British companies are not required to report details to the Government of their bids for contracts for the reconstruction process in Iraq. Nor is there a central organisation that collects and publishes such information.

However, we are aware that Parsons Delaware Inc. US, the winner of the $900 million Program Management Office Design-Build prime contract for work associated with Security and Justice projects, has awarded sub-contracts to Pell Frischmann, a UK consulting engineering company, and TPS Consult, a UK design engineering company. Some of the work under this prime contract will include the design and construction of prisons.

I am also aware that AMEC, in joint venture with their US partner FLUOR, tendered unsuccessfully for this prime contract.

Joan Ruddock

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the appointees to the Interim Iraqi Government, with their(a) designations and (b) gender. [177729]

Mr. Rammell

The following is a list of the Iraqi Interim Government—those marked with an asterisk denote female Ministers, who number six in total, including the new post of Minister of State for Women.

  • President—Sheikh Ghazi al Yawr
  • Deputy President—Dr. Ibrahim Jaafari
  • Deputy President—Dr. Rowsch Shaways
  • Prime Minister—Dr. lyad Allawi
  • Deputy Prime Minister—Dr. Barham Salih
  • Minister for Defence—Hazem Sha'alan
  • Minister for Interior—Falah al-Nakib
  • Minister for Finance—Dr. Adel Abdul Mahdi
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs—Hoshyar Zebari
  • Minister for Oil—Thamir Ghadban
  • Minister for Trade—Mohammed al-Jibouri
  • Minister for Education—Sami Mudhafer
  • Minister for Planning and Development—Dr. Mehdi al-Hafidh
  • Minister for Electricity—Dr. Aiham a1-Sammarae
  • *Minister for Agriculture—Dr. Sawsan al-Sharify
  • Minister for Communications—Dr. Mohammed al-Hakim
  • Minister for Justice—Dr. Malek Dohan al-Hassan
  • Minister for Health—Dr. Ala'adin Alwan
  • Minister for Housing and Construction—Dr Omar al-Damluji
  • *Minister for Municipalities and Public Works—Nasreen Berwari
  • Minister for Water Resources—Latif Rashid
  • Minister for Transportation—Louay Hatem al-Eris
  • Minister for Industry and Minerals—Dr. Hachem al-Hassani
  • *Minister for Labour and Social Affairs—Leyla Abdul Latif
  • Minister for Higher Education—Dr. Taher al-Bakaa
  • *Minister for Environment—Dr. Mishkat Moumin
  • Minister for Science and Technology—Rashad Mandan Omar
  • *Minister for Displacement and Migration—Pascale Isho Warda
  • Minister for Youth and Sports—Ali Fa'iq al-Ghabban
  • Minister for Culture—Mufeed al-Jaza'iri
  • Minister for Human Rights—Baktiar Amin
  • Minister of State for Provinces—Watt Abdul Latif
  • *Minister of State for Women—Narmin Othman
  • Minister of State—Adnan al Janabi
  • Minister of State—Dr. Qasim Daoud
  • Minister of State—Dr. Mamu Farman Othman.

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