HC Deb 16 March 1998 vol 308 c450W
Mr. Dalyell

To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to the oral answer of the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of 10 March 1998,Official Report, columns 307–8, what criteria he will use to determine the extent of Iraq's compliance with the recent agreement between Iraq and the UN to allow inspections to take place; and if he will submit these criteria to the scrutiny of the French, Russian and Chinese authorities as members of the Security Council. [34770]

The Prime Minister

Security Council Resolution 1154 was adopted unanimously by the Security Council. All members agreed that further violations of Iraq's obligations under relevant Security Council Resolutions and the Memorandum of Understanding signed in Baghdad would be followed by the severest consequences.

The question of Iraqi compliance will be dealt with in reports to the Security Council from the United Nations Special Commission and the International Atomic Energy Agency.