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Kurds: Military Aid

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 27907, tabled on 23 February 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the reasons are for the time taken to supply the Kurdistan Regional Government with new rounds for British machine guns.

Answered on

26 February 2016

We have previously provided some 50 tonnes of non-lethal support, 40 heavy machine guns and nearly half a million rounds of ammunition to the Kurdish Peshmerga. The Kurdish Regional Government has made a number of recent requests to Her Majesty's Government for further assistance, including for ammunition. These requests are currently under consideration to see whether we can assist, taking into account the UK's own requirements and stocks, and notifying Parliament in the normal way on assistance provided.

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