We support the safe, voluntary return of displaced members of Iraq's minority communities, including to the Ninewa Plain. The Minister for the Middle East and North Africa held productive discussions on this subject with representatives from the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government during his visit to Iraq in January. Given that security is one of the primary concerns facing those displaced persons wishing to return home, the Minister reinforced the importance of Federal Government control over Iraqi security forces and militias. We have also supported community reconciliation efforts and pressed for reform of legislation to ensure minorities are not marginalised. On 13-14 February 2019 our Ambassador to Iraq met with Christian communities in six towns across the Ninewa Plain to discuss their needs and priorities and to review the UN-delivered "Funding Facility for Stabilisation" efforts, to which the UK has contributed £23.15 million.