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Chemical Weapons Convention – Annual Statement of UK Protective Programmes for 2020 and 2021

Statement made on 9 February 2023

Statement UIN HCWS553


My noble Friend the Minister in the House of Lords (The Rt Hon Baroness Goldie DL) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

The UK's chemical protection programme is designed to protect against the use of chemical weapons. Such a programme is permitted by the Chemical Weapons Convention, with which the United Kingdom is fully compliant. Under the terms of the Convention, we are required to provide information annually to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. In accordance with the Government's commitment to openness, I am placing in the Library of the House copies of the summaries that have been provided to the Organisation outlining the UK's chemical protection programme for 2020 and 2021.

Statement from

Ministry of Defence