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Autonomous Weapons

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 128271, tabled on 10 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of supporting a ban on lethal autonomous weapons systems.

Answered on

15 December 2020

The UK considers the extant international legal framework on the development, assurance and deployment of military systems as sufficient.

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