§ Harry Cohen
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what status of forces agreement is proposed for Iraq following the proposed transfer of sovereignty; whether it will be different from that currently pertaining; whether the private security forces and other quasi-military personnel contracted to Coalition forces operating in Iraq will(a) be covered by it and (b) be subject to any form of control by the proposed new Iraqi administration; what plans he has for a new United Nations resolution which would cover the status of forces including private and quasi-military contractors; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Rammell
The precise new arrangements for the Multinational Force and private security companies operating in Iraq after the transfer of sovereignty are being discussed. We expect a new United Nations Security Council Resolution to endorse the future role of the Multinational Force.