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Royal Regiment of Scotland

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL620, tabled on 10 July 2017

Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that arms control is emphasised within, and integrated into, their security strategy.

Answered on

24 July 2017

The National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review presented to Parliament in 2015 set out the UK's commitment to countering the proliferation of illicit arms and weapons of mass destruction, while ensuring the right conditions for legitimate arms trade. Arms control remains an important element in our strategy, ranging from our support for the Arms Trade Treaty to our efforts in the UN Security Council to tackle North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes.