Letter to the Parliamentary and Devolution
Team, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, from the Clerk of the Committee
Members who visited Turkey last week were briefed
by Turkish interlocutors on their concerns about plans for the
referendum required by the constitution of Iraq to be held later
this year in Kirkuk on its future status.
The Committee wishes to receive a note from
the FCO on the background to the referendum and on the policy
of the United Kingdom as to the arrangements for holding it, together
with any other relevant observations the FCO may care to make
on the future of northern Iraq and the Kurdish question.
The Committee hopes to receive the note by 19
26 January 2007