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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to support the formulation of United Nations guidance on the application of human rights law to drone use. more like this
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Lord Judd more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes that international law on the use of military force is absolutely clear. There must be a lawful basis for such force to be used and activities must be conducted in accordance with the law of war or international humanitarian law. This is as true when considering the possible use of remotely piloted aircraft systems as it is with any other military asset or weapon. Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems are a relatively new military asset, and their use, whether armed or unarmed, will continue to evolve. However, the existing international legal framework is clear and robust; and, as with any other weapons system, it is fully capable of governing their use. We do not need to rewrite the laws of war in order to be confident that, when used in such lawful circumstances, remotely piloted aircraft systems operate in the same legal environment as other military means. We have set this position out previously including at the UN Human Rights Council in response to the report of the Special Rapporteur.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:39:08.9915101Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:39:08.9915101Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Judd more like this
100982
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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they are monitoring the growth in use of unmanned aerial vehicles ("drones"); and whether they consider the current legal framework is adequate for the purpose of regulating the use of drones. more like this
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Lord Condon more like this
star this property uin HL2438 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>Operators undertaking commercial aerial work using Remotely Piloted Aircraft need the permission of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The CAA keeps a record of permissions given to those operators.</p><p> </p><p>The regulation of small unmanned aircraft is specifically covered by two articles within the Air Navigation Order, which legislate for the ‘general’ flying aspects and the flight of those equipped for surveillance. However, as well as these specific articles, a more general article, which prevents a person ‘causing or permitting an aircraft to endanger the safety of any person or property’, also remains applicable.</p><p> </p><p>We do not believe that any additional regulatory changes are needed to ensure adequate privacy and data protection.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T15:14:03.5146846Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T15:14:03.5146846Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Condon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-23more like thismore than 2019-01-23
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent drones from interfering with equestrian events, including national hunt racing and flat racing. more like this
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Lord Palmer more like this
star this property uin HL13073 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-29more like thismore than 2019-01-29
star this property answer text <p>There are already existing laws which provide safety, security and data protection assurance which are relevant here.</p><p> </p><p>The Air Navigation Order 2016 restricts small unmanned aircraft (a drone of between 0-20kg) with a camera from being flown over or within 150m of congested areas, over or within 150m of an organised open-air assembly of more than 1,000 people or within 50m of any vessels, vehicle or structure or people not under the control of the remote pilot.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, small drone users that collect personal data must comply with the Data Protection Act 2018, unless a relevant exemption applies.</p><p> </p><p>All drone users should also be aware that the Countryside and Rights of Way Act can apply and restricts people from undertaking any commercial activity, such as filming or photographing, on open-access land without the permission of the landowner. The CAA also require that commercial drone operators obtain a Permission for Commercial Operation (PfCO).</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-01-29T15:29:01.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-29T15:29:01.533Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-18more like thismore than 2019-02-18
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 16 March 2016 (HL6659, HL6660, and HL6661), what progress they have made in (1) legislation in regard to, and (2) protection against, drones in the last three years. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL13815 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-28more like thismore than 2019-02-28
star this property answer text <p>Last year, the Government legislated to make flying drones above 400ft or within 1km of an airport boundary illegal. Last month, the aerodrome restriction zone was expanded to include an airport’s aerodrome traffic zone as well as 5km by 1km extensions from the end of runways to protect take-off and landing paths.</p><p>Last year, the Government also put into law a registration requirement for all operators of drones weighing 250 grams or more, and a requirement for remote pilots of drones to take a competency test. These requirements will come into force on 30 November 2019.</p><p>A new Drones Bill will be introduced in the next Session, which will give the Police greater powers to tackle offences involving the misuse of drones. In addition, the Home Office has announced new stop and search powers for drones around aerodromes, which will also be included in the upcoming Bill.</p><p>The Home Office continues to review the UK’s response to the malicious use of drones, and will consider how best to protect the full range of the UK’s critical national infrastructure, as well as testing and evaluating technology to counter drones.</p><p>The Government will also continue to work closely with industry and other partners on regulation, anticipating future innovations wherever possible in order to keep our airports secure and our airspace safe.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2019-02-28T14:50:13.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T14:50:13.663Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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3834
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
1109877
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star this property date less than 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what methods they use to estimate the numbers of civilian deaths resulting from the use of remote-controlled drones in counter-terrorist operations either directly by the UK or by their allies in (1) Yemen, (2) Pakistan, and (3) North Africa; and what figures are available for such casualties. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL15069 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-16more like thismore than 2019-04-16
star this property answer text <p>The United Kingdom has not conducted airstrikes from any platform, either manned or unmanned, in counter-terrorism operations in Yemen, Pakistan or North Africa. We do not comment on the operations of other countries.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-04-16T14:38:27.753Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-16T14:38:27.753Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Marquess of Lothian more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether there is any United Kingdom legislation that applies to the use of drones of less than 20 kilograms. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL2708 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
star this property answer text <p>Yes. The use of small unmanned aircraft of less than 20 kilograms is specifically covered by two articles within the Air Navigation Order, which legislate for the ‘general’ flying aspects and the flight of those equipped for surveillance. As well as these specific articles, a more general article which prevents a person ‘causing or permitting an aircraft to endanger the safety of any person or property’ also remains applicable.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-11-19T14:04:04.247Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T14:04:04.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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3834
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what measures presently exist to control unmanned aerial vehicles. more like this
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Lord Fearn more like this
star this property uin HL2829 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p>Civilian Remotely Piloted Aircraft operations are closely regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority and are treated in the same manner as that of equivalent manned aircraft. However, until such time that remotely piloted aircraft systems can demonstrate that they are both airworthy and capable of avoiding other airspace users, all operations must be contained within segregated airspace, to which access for manned aircraft is prevented or closely controlled.</p><p> </p><p>The use of unmanned aircraft is specifically covered by the Air Navigation Order, which legislates for the ‘general’ flying aspects and the flight of those equipped for surveillance. As well as these specific articles, a more general article which prevents a person ‘causing or permitting an aircraft to endanger the safety of any person or property’ also remains applicable.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T14:40:05.303Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T14:40:05.303Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kramer more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Fearn more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the Birmingham Policy Commission's report <i>The Security Impact of Drones</i>; and whether they will make a statement on a national policy on the use of lethal drones. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL3117 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-03more like thismore than 2014-12-03
star this property answer text <p>We have studied the Report, which is a useful contribution to discussion of issues around the use of armed drones. <br><br>The UK has repeatedly set out its policy position on the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS), including at the UN General Assembly and the UN Human Rights Council. The UK’s fleet of armed RPAS are operated by highly trained Royal Air Force personnel in accordance with International Humanitarian Law and UK Rules of Engagement. The same strict Rules of Engagement that govern the use of conventional manned military aircraft also apply to RPAS, this includes robust criteria on establishing positive identification and requires commanders to do everything feasible to verify that the target is a military objective. The UK believes that existing international law sufficiently covers the use of RPAS, which are subject to the same legal considerations as other weapons systems.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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less than 2014-12-03T15:00:26.273Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-03T15:00:26.273Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have incorporated a policy regarding use of lethal drones in British Defence Doctrine. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL3118 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
star this property answer text <p>Armed Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) are operated by the UK's Armed Forces in accordance with the same domestic and international legal framework and Departmental policy that regulates conventional manned aircraft. The Doctrine and Rules of Engagement that govern and underpin the use of armed RPAS are aligned to both current UK policy and International Humanitarian Law (IHL).</p><p>The UK constantly reviews and updates both its policy and doctrine to ensure it remains both operationally effective and fully compliant with IHL.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T16:30:33.84Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T16:30:33.84Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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3834
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this
170852
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star this property date less than 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how long it will take to procure an armed long-range anti-submarine warfare system and maritime surveillance capability, based on an unmanned aircraft, following the completion of the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review. more like this
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Lord Chidgey more like this
star this property uin HL3799 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-23more like thismore than 2014-12-23
star this property answer text <p>Analysis conducted to date suggests that unmanned systems will not be able to provide an armed, long-range, anti-submarine warfare capability in the near to medium term.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2014-12-23T15:01:56.893Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-23T15:01:56.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Chidgey more like this