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star this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Unmanned Air Vehicles more like this
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 assessment they have made of the UK's involvement in drone activities in the Yemen following the ruling of the Higher Administrative Court in Münster in the case of bin Ali Jaber vs Germany. more like this
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Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
star this property uin HL15003 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>Any use of force by the UK complies fully with UK domestic and applicable international law.</p><p>We are aware of the ruling by the German Higher Administrative Court on 19 March 2019 that Germany has a responsibility for ensuring that United States (US) operations conducted from German territory accord with international law. The Court also held that a lower Court had correctly deemed the case inadmissible, on the grounds that it could not be proved that the plaintiff's father was killed by a US drone strike on the day in question in 2012. The Court also stated that it could not be proved that the German government had knowledge of the use of Ramstein for drone strikes in 2012.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-04-16T14:37:56.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-16T14:37:56.867Z
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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 Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts more like this
1105680
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-03-27more like thismore than 2019-03-27
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
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 UK forces have been involved in any direct military action in Yemen in the last six months. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL14863 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 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
star this property answer text <p>The UK provides information, advice and assistance to Saudi Arabia to respond to the threat of strategic weapons fired by the Houthis into Saudi Arabia. We are not and have never been a member of the Saudi-led Coalition. Our assistance is clearly limited to addressing this specific threat. UK military personnel in Saudi Arabia remain under UK command and control.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-04-01T16:22:11.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T16:22:11.153Z
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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
387748
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
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 support the United Kingdom is providing to the government of Saudi Arabia in its military campaign in Yemen. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL1125 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 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
star this property answer text <p>We are not participating directly in Saudi-led military operations in Yemen, but we are providing technical support, precision-guided weapons and exchanging information with the Saudi Arabian armed forces through pre-existing arrangements.</p><p>In addition to the personnel who continue to provide support for equipment supplied, we have a small number of liaison personnel in Saudi and coalition air and maritime headquarters. This includes personnel in the Maritime Coalition Coordination Centre in the region supporting the delivery of humanitarian aid into Yemen.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T15:25:56.78Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T15:25:56.78Z
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2000
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
452304
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
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 when British military liaison began with Saudi Arabia regarding its intervention in Yemen. more like this
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The Earl of Clancarty more like this
star this property uin HL6205 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 2016-02-18more like thismore than 2016-02-18
star this property answer text <p>The UK and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have a long history of defence co-operation and this involves an ongoing defence engagement relationship.</p><p>In addition, we have deployed a small number of military personnel serving as liaison officers in Saudi headquarters to provide insight into Saudi operations in Yemen. These liaison officers are not involved in the targeting process - whether it be selection, decision-making or directing.</p><p>The first of these liaison officers was deployed in May 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2016-02-18T14:51:57.057Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-18T14:51:57.057Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3391
unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Clancarty more like this
452306
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-02-11more like thismore than 2016-02-11
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
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 UK military personnel trained in, or dedicated to, cultural protection have been involved in liaison with Saudi Arabia regarding its intervention in Yemen. more like this
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The Earl of Clancarty more like this
star this property uin HL6207 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 2016-02-18more like thismore than 2016-02-18
star this property answer text <p>All UK Service personnel receive mandatory annual training in the Law of Armed Conflict and this includes training in cultural protection. They will also receive further training prior to their deployment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2016-02-18T14:52:38.833Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-18T14:52:38.833Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3391
unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Clancarty more like this
678847
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-01-25more like thismore than 2017-01-25
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
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 remarks by the Secretary of State for Defence on 19 December 2016 (HC Deb, cols 1215–1216), when they first became aware of the use of UK-made cluster bombs by Saudi Arabia in Yemen; and following assurances they have received from the government of Saudi Arabia that the use of such bombs has now stopped, what monitoring will take place. more like this
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Lord Touhig more like this
star this property uin HL4998 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 2017-02-06more like thismore than 2017-02-06
star this property answer text <p>Amnesty International wrote to the Prime Minister on 23 May 2016, and to the Ministry of Defence on 3 June 2016, on the alleged use of UK-produced BL-755 cluster munitions by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. That allegation was confirmed by the Coalition in their statement on 19 December 2016.</p><p>We welcome the Saudi commitment to cease use of UK-manufactured BL-755 cluster munitions and have offered to assist with the destruction of any remaining stocks of the weapon.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-02-06T17:14:13.423Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-06T17:14:13.423Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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542
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Touhig more like this
757247
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Military Intervention more like this
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 any UK (1) officials, and (2) service personnel, are engaged in advising the government of Saudi Arabia on the conduct of its military operations in Yemen; and if so, how many. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
star this property uin HL1232 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 2017-09-13more like thismore than 2017-09-13
star this property answer text <p>No. The UK is not a member of the Saudi-led Coalition and UK military personnel and officials are not involved in the Saudi-led Coalition's operations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-09-13T15:24:01.39Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-13T15:24:01.39Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
797275
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-11-29more like thismore than 2017-11-29
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading Yemen: Armed Conflict more like this
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 of how many reports of alleged violations of international humanitarian law by actors in the conflict in the Yemen they are aware; how many credible allegations of such violations are currently being investigated; and what criteria are used to assess whether an allegation is credible. more like this
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The Marquess of Lothian more like this
star this property uin HL3707 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 2017-12-13more like thismore than 2017-12-13
star this property answer text <p>As at 5 December 2017 the number of allegations of international humanitarian law (IHL) violations by the Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen of which the Ministry of Defence (MOD) was aware was 318. Of these, 13 were duplicate allegations. This means that some incidents have been recorded by the MOD on more than one occasion, likely as a result of the sometimes incomplete nature of reporting by Non-Governmental Organisations and the media, upon which the MOD relies as important information sources for alleged IHL violations. The MOD does not track and assess allegations of IHL violations caused by other actors, notably the Houthis and their allies, in the Yemen conflict.</p><p>The MOD does not investigate allegations of IHL violations. The Saudi-led Coalition is best placed to do this, and does so through its Joint Incident Assessment Team. Neither the MOD nor the Foreign and Commonwealth Office reaches a conclusion as to whether or not an IHL violation has taken place in relation to each and every incident of potential concern that comes to its attention. This is not possible in conflicts to which the UK is not a party, as is the case in Yemen. We simply do not have access to all the information that would allow us to reach conclusions accurately. The MOD assessments are used to form an overall view on Saudi Arabia's approach and attitude to international humanitarian law.</p><p>The MOD is made aware of alleged IHL violations by monitoring media and NGO reporting, and by other parties bringing IHL allegations to its attention. All such allegations are subsequently assessed by the MOD.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2017-12-13T17:39:36.17Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-13T17:39:36.17Z
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2000
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
712015
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-16more like thismore than 2017-03-16
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading World War II: Wrecks more like this
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 which government department is dealing with the illegal salvaging of UK and other nations’ ships and submarines lost in Far Eastern Waters in WW2. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL6153 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 2017-03-27more like thismore than 2017-03-27
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence works closely with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office when there is evidence of illegal salvage of our vessels overseas. The Government is aware of the illegal removal of material from the wrecks of HMS PRINCE OF WALES and HMS REPULSE. We strongly condemn any desecration of any site of maritime military remains. By invoking the principle of Sovereign Immunity, and by designating specific vessels under the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973 and the Protection of Maritime Remains Act 1986, we endeavour to protect these important sites where we are able.</p><p>Where we have evidence of desecration of the wrecks of Royal Navy vessels, we will take appropriate action, including working with regional Governments and partners to prevent inappropriate activity at such sites. It should be appreciated however, given that Royal Navy wrecks are spread throughout vast locations around the world, that there are limitations on what protection we can provide.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL6154 more like this
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less than 2017-03-27T15:15:36.067Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-27T15:15:36.067Z
star this property answering member
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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 Lord West of Spithead more like this
712016
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-03-16more like thismore than 2017-03-16
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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 remove filter
star this property hansard heading World War II: Wrecks more like this
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 whether the war graves of HMS Prince of Wales and Repulse have had most of their after sections destroyed and removed. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
star this property uin HL6154 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 2017-03-27more like thismore than 2017-03-27
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence works closely with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office when there is evidence of illegal salvage of our vessels overseas. The Government is aware of the illegal removal of material from the wrecks of HMS PRINCE OF WALES and HMS REPULSE. We strongly condemn any desecration of any site of maritime military remains. By invoking the principle of Sovereign Immunity, and by designating specific vessels under the Protection of Wrecks Act 1973 and the Protection of Maritime Remains Act 1986, we endeavour to protect these important sites where we are able.</p><p>Where we have evidence of desecration of the wrecks of Royal Navy vessels, we will take appropriate action, including working with regional Governments and partners to prevent inappropriate activity at such sites. It should be appreciated however, given that Royal Navy wrecks are spread throughout vast locations around the world, that there are limitations on what protection we can provide.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL6153 more like this
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less than 2017-03-27T15:15:36.13Zmore like thismore than 2017-03-27T15:15:36.13Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3834
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this