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USA: Military Bases

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 34431, tabled on 16 July 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Ministry of Defence requires that actions taken by the United States from bases in the UK be governed by UK interpretations of international law.

Answered on

21 July 2021

Any US operation from a base in the UK is considered on a case by case basis, and this includes the legal basis for any proposed activity. Though it would be inappropriate to comment on the specifics of operations, use of a base in the UK is permitted based on any proposed activity being in accordance with UK law and the UK's interpretation of relevant international law.

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