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Re: Change in Sanctions policy - UK government

Hi Mark,

Thanks for your reminder of the February 2000 House of
Commons Select Committee report on the Future of
Sanctions.  You ask whether 

> the present government has taken any note of the
> Committee report. One year later, it would certainly
> appear to have ignored many of its conclusions.

It has certainly been noted, if only in a minimal
sense.  The government responded to the Committee
report (as is usual) and there was then a
parliamentary debate.  All these are listed on CASI's
"Information sources" page at 
Scroll down to "The British government"; they are in
the section called "House of Commons".

Yes, though, there has often been a gap between
willingness to accept abstract recommendations on
sanctions and willingness to apply them in Iraq's
specific case.


Colin Rowat

 Let us ask those concerned
> why.

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