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Counter-terrorism

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN HL7144, tabled on 22 July 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the targeting of people directly participating in hostilities towards the UK who are located in non-belligerent states.

Answered on

30 July 2020

As the Government has stated previously, it has a policy to defend the UK and its citizens against both armed attacks and imminent threats of armed attack. In doing so the Government may draw on a wide range of tools including, in extremis, the use of lethal force where there is no other effective option. Every situation would be considered on its merits and the appropriate course of action would depend on the circumstances prevailing at that time.