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States opposition to the 2003 Iraq invasion (FOI)

States opposition to the 2003 Iraq invasion (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey on behalf of the States Greffe and published on 14 December 2017.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


On 18 February 2003, the States Assembly debated and approved P.12/2003, which agreed that the Assembly would oppose the then imminent invasion of Iraq by the British and American armed forces, and required the Bailiff to transmit this view to the UK government.

Could you provide a copy or record of the correspondence sent to the UK government by the Bailiff to transmit the view of the Assembly?


The PDF document below is a copy of the correspondence sent by the Bailiff to the then Lieutenant Governor, Air Chief Marshal Sir John Cheshire KBE CB, requesting the States decision of 18 February 2003 on proposition P.12/2003 be transmitted to the UK government.

Letter from the Bailiff to Lieutenant Governor

This response has been issued on behalf of the States Greffe. The States Greffe is responsible for the information held by (and on behalf of) both itself and the States Assembly.  Neither the States Assembly nor the States Greffe form part of the Government of Jersey and the Government was not involved either in the examination and retrieval of any information required for this response, nor in the drafting of the response itself.​​

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