Environmental Audit Committee

29 April 2004


IRAQ INQUIRY POSTPONED

The Environmental Audit Committee has decided, with regret, to postpone its inquiry into the military intervention and reconstruction efforts in Iraq.  The decision reflects the deterioration in the security situation in Iraq, which the Committee regards with grave concern.  The availability of witnesses and of evidence in general is also severely affected by the increase in violence in Iraq.

The Committee however still hopes to return to the inquiry when the situation in Iraq becomes more stable.

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Notes for Editors

The Committee announced its inquiry into Military Operations and Reconstruction: the Environment in Iraq on 9th February 2004.