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Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 116054, tabled on 1 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the House of Lords International Agreements Committee report, Scrutiny of international agreements: AUKUS Information Exchange Agreement, published on 13 January, which noted that no legislation or other necessary implementing measures are required before the Agreement can enter into force, whether he plans to ensure that the (a) AUKUS agreement and (b) future related agreements will be subject to parliamentary scrutiny; and how he plans to facilitate that scrutiny.

Answered on

4 February 2022

Parliamentary involvement in International Agreements is determined by their scope. Not all fall within the Constitutional Reform and Governance Act 2010 but where they do formal Parliamentary procedures are set out in statute.

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