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UK Parliamentry questions on DU

Januar 14, 2004


Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his strategy is for ensuring that children in Iraq do not come into contact with depleted uranium. [148055]

Mr. Ingram: British forces are taking the following actions to minimise the risk posed to civilians by Depleted Uranium (DU):

1. DU fragments on the surface are being removed from the battlefield as they are discovered.

2. Local people have been warned through signs and leaflets that they should not go near, or touch, any debris they find on the battlefield. Military vehicles known to have been hit by DU munitions within the southern sector of Iraq under British military control have been clearly marked.

r. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people are employed in the Iraq Survey Group. [148064]

Mr. Hoon: On 16 January 2004, there were 1,272 people employed in the Iraq Survey Group

Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what studies have been made of cancer rates in Iraq (a) from 1991 to 2002 and (b) since the end of hostilities on 1 May 2003. [148270]

Hilary Benn: DFID is not aware of any studies of cancer rates carried out by the Iraqi Ministry of Health, Coalition Provisional Authority or other bodies. The ability accurately to measure localised increases in cancer rates-especially if there is cancer due to radiation, which can take years to develop-requires a well-developed national disease surveillance system, which Iraq does not currently have. The World Health Organisation plans to carry out a study to investigate the effects of the use of depleted uranium in ordnance used by military forces, which some individuals have claimed has caused an increase in cancer rates in Iraq, using that country as a key focus. This study will be subject to funding and to an improvement in the security situation.

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