Rt Hon Lord Lilley

    Mr. Lilley: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what the source was of the material provided to UNSCOM about Iraq‘s attempts to obtain nuclear material in Africa; and if he will make a statement; [103861]

    (2) if he will publish the evidence provided to UNSCOM that Iraq has tried to procure nuclear material in Africa. [103862]

    Mr. Mike O‘Brien: The material provided was principally based upon intelligence reporting. It is not Government policy to disclose information on intelligence matters.

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