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Wednesday, 4 April, 2001, 04:01 GMT 05:01 UK
Britain's Europe Minister faces more criticism

The British Minister for Europe, Keith Vaz, has been criticised by a parliamentary committee for not publishing information about the Ilisu dam project in Turkey.

The plan is to generate hydro-electric power by damming the River Tigris in Turkey close to the border with Iraq and Syria.

But the project will lead to the flooding of a wide area and fears have been expressed about the social and environmental impact.

The British government has been asked for export credit guarantees to allow the dam to be built.

Mr Vaz has faced intense questioning over recent weeks about the way he runs his parliamentary constituency and his business affairs.

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