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Libya: Military Intervention

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL5864, tabled on 3 February 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they are bound to consult or seek the approval of Parliament before undertaking aircraft or drone air strikes in Libya.

Answered on

17 February 2016

The Government is committed to the convention that, before UK troops are committed to conflict, Parliament should have an opportunity to debate the matter except when there is an emergency and such action would not be appropriate.