§ Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the health situation in relation to marasmus, kwashiokor, and malaria in Iraq; and what response he has made to the latest Harvard study of the medical situation in the Tigris and Euphrates valleys, a copy of which has been sent to him.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
[holding answer 12 May 1993]: We are aware of reports that the general standard of health in Iraq continues to decline as a result of the failure of the Government of Iraq to use their existing resources for the benefit of those in need in Iraq. I have not seen a copy of any recent Harvard study.