The question as to whether or not Iraq actually used chemical weapon-loaded Scud missiles during the 1991 Gulf War is still an open one. Further to this, there still remain outstanding questions about the claims that Iraq possessed illegally-retained Scud Missiles in the period prior to the 2003 Invasion of Iraq. There is no complete record to draw upon and no one organisation has ever been seen to have compiled an exhaustive and comprehensive analysis.

- A review by a former member of the Dhahran Scud Watchers Club

#3 - Foreign and Commonwealth Office FOIA Request
Date - 22 July 2007

XX Landemann Circus
Weston Super Mare
North Somerset
BS23 2QE

Information Rights Team
Information Management Group
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Old Admiralty Building

22 July 2007

Dear Sir/Madam

Following on from a Freedom of Information Act request to the Cabinet Office (Ref: FOI 249982) which has advised me that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office may hold the previously requested information, I wish to make a further request under the Freedom of Information Act, this time to the FCO, for release of the following information:

The so-called 'Scud files' as referred to by the UNMOVIC Draft Work Programme dated 17 March 2003, ref: , as were contained in the 12,000 pages of the full, and final and complete (FFCD) declaration submitted by Iraq on December 7, 2002, which was at that time supplied to the British Government.

N.B. I would obviously prefer an English language version of this documentation, being as the original may well have been supplied in Arabic and subsequently translated into English. A paper or CD-ROM version would be equally acceptable.

Yours sincerely

Andrew XXXXX

Telephone: 01934 4136XX


Foreign and Commonwealth Office FOIA Response - 01 August 2007

A FOIA response has been received from the Counter Proliferation Department at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. It states that the FCO does not hold the requested information and suggests that the requested information may be held by the Ministry of Defence. Another FOIA request will now be made to the MoD.