The PMOS informed journalists that Hilary Benn would be making a speech on Iraq today in which he would look forward to the transfer of authority to a new Iraqi administration on 1 July. That process was already under way. This week, the first Iraqi ministers were taking full authority over their ministries. For example, the Minister of Health had assumed full authority on Sunday. As each Department fulfilled certain criteria, it allowed Coalition advisers to pull back into a consultative role.
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