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Hi Stuart and others,

> Can anyone tell me the value of contracts that are on hold at the moment

The latest information can be obtained from the Office of the Iraq
Programme's website on  
At the conclusion of the week 3-9 February:

"The total value of contracts placed on hold by the 661 Committee
 continued to rise, standing at over $3.18 billion, with $2.7 billion for
 humanitarian supplies and $435 million for oil industry spare parts and
 equipment.  This represents 16.6 per cent of all contracts circulated to
 the Committee."

The percentage figures of holds over the past months have been:
July 2000:      10,6%
Dec  2000:      14,5%
Jan  2001:      17,5%

Thi is further discussed in our latest newsletter, which can be found on

Sector-by-sector figures can be obtained from, which has a table
with the number of contracts received, approved by the sanctions
committee, 'fast-tracked' (pre-approved), and 'held' for each sector of
the 'oil for food' programme.

I hope this helps,

Per Klevnas

Research Co-ordinator, Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq                  fax 0870 063 5022

Girton College,                 tel: +44 (0)79 905 01 905
Cambridge CB3 0JG               fax: +44 (0)87 016 96 390

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