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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
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
star 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
star this property uin HL2240 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
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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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
star 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 permissions and licences are required to operate drones for commercial or leisure use. more like this
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Lord Berkeley more like this
star this property uin HL1884 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 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
star this property answer text <p>The safe operation of civil Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in the UK is governed by the requirements of the Air Navigation Order 2009 (ANO). RPAS with an operating mass of more than 20 kg are subject to regulation as manned aircraft.</p><p> </p><p>Those with an operating mass of 20kg or less (referred to as ‘small unmanned aircraft’) are exempt from the majority of the regulations that normally apply to manned aircraft. However, their use is specifically covered by two articles within the ANO, which legislate for the ‘general’ flying aspects and the flight of those equipped for surveillance (articles 166 and 167). Article 138 concerning ‘endangering the safety of any person or property’ also remains applicable.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Kramer more like this
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less than 2014-10-13T12:21:00.3298917Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T12:21:00.3298917Z
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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 Berkeley more like this
92387
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-06more like thismore than 2014-10-06
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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 more like this
star 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 many Watchkeeper drones they have ordered from Elbit Systems; and when they expect the order to be completed. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL1949 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 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
star this property answer text <p>None. The Ministry of Defence is procuring 54 Watchkeeper air vehicles from Thales UK. We expect deliveries to be complete by March 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Astor of Hever more like this
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less than 2014-10-13T16:54:46.7864108Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T16:54:46.7864108Z
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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 Baroness Tonge more like this
91733
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-12more like thismore than 2014-09-12
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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
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 17 March 2014 to Question 191665, if his Department will respond in writing to the final report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism dated 28 February 2014 by the Human Rights Council expert meeting on 22 September 2014 concerning the use of armed drones. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Yardley more like this
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John Hemming more like this
star this property uin 209216 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 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
star this property answer text <p>We have no plans to respond in writing to the report by the UN Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism dated 28 February 2014. However, the United Kingdom was represented at the UN Human Rights Council expert meeting on 22 September, where we once again set out our position on the legality of Remotely Piloted Air Systems.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bournemouth East more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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less than 2014-10-14T13:07:14.0198549Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-14T13:07:14.0198549Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tobias Ellwood more like this
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1483
unstar this property label Biography information for John Hemming more like this
90474
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-03more like thismore than 2014-09-03
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many quadcopters or similar remote controlled devices her Department has purchased; for what purpose such quadcopters were so purchased; and at what cost to the public purse such quadcopters were so purchased. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Yorkshire more like this
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Sir Greg Knight more like this
star this property uin 208032 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 2014-09-09more like thismore than 2014-09-09
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Core Defra has not acquired or used any quadcopters or similar remote controlled devices.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Cornwall more like this
star this property answering member printed Dan Rogerson more like this
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less than 2014-09-09T09:58:23.4829206Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-09T09:58:23.4829206Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dan Rogerson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Greg Knight more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-03more like thismore than 2014-09-03
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many quadcopters or similar remote controlled devices her Department has purchased; for what purpose such quadcopters were so purchased; and at what cost to the public purse such quadcopters were so purchased. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Yorkshire more like this
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Sir Greg Knight more like this
star this property uin 208031 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 2014-09-09more like thismore than 2014-09-09
star this property answer text <p /> <p>No quadcopters or other designs of unmanned air vehicles have been purchased by the Home Office.</p><p /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Staffordshire Moorlands more like this
star this property answering member printed Karen Bradley more like this
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less than 2014-09-09T08:13:01.1326695Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-09T08:13:01.1326695Z
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star this property label Biography information for Karen Bradley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Greg Knight more like this
64015
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information his Department holds on the use of drones originating at (a) USAF Croughton, (b) RAF Marham, (c) NSA Menwith Hill and (d) RAF Waddington; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds North East more like this
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Fabian Hamilton more like this
star this property uin 202451 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 2014-07-02more like thismore than 2014-07-02
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The UK's Reaper Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) are remotely operated from RAF Waddington. The US does not operate RPAS from the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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less than 2014-07-02T15:42:05.6477883Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-02T15:42:05.6477883Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Francois more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Fabian Hamilton more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the unit cost is of the (a) Hermes 450 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle and (b) Watchkeeper Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Moray more like this
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Angus Robertson more like this
star this property uin 211342 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 Hermes 450 Unmanned Air System was procured by the Ministry of Defence from Thales UK as a service provision in response to an Urgent Operational Requirement. The Department has therefore never owned the equipment and does not have access to the unit cost. <br><br>Watchkeeper is a system delivering an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance capability and comprising a number of elements including air vehicles, ground control stations, data terminals, ground equipment and sensors, as well as infrastructure and training facilities. Delivery of the complete Watchkeeper system is enabled by the Demonstration, Manufacture and In-Service Support contract with the prime contractor, Thales UK. As a contract for delivering the entire system, it does not lend itself to the individual identification of the unit cost of a Watchkeeper aircraft.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T16:54:53.2201268Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:54:53.2201268Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angus Robertson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of Elbit's performance in the Watchkeeper programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Ayrshire and Arran more like this
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Katy Clark more like this
star this property uin 207383 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 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
star this property answer text <p>None. UAV Tactical Systems Ltd, a joint venture company owned by Elbit and Thales, is a sub-contractor of Thales UK, the prime contractor for the Watchkeeper programme. It is the responsibility of prime contractors to select and manage the performance of their sub-contractors.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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less than 2014-09-05T12:23:25.6062864Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-05T12:23:25.6062864Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Katy Clark more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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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
star this property hansard heading Unmanned Air Vehicles remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the press release from the Prime Minister's Office of 14 July 2014, entitled PM announces £1.1 billion investment in capabilities for the armed forces, how much he plans to invest in unmanned future combat air systems. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 206101 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 2014-08-07more like thismore than 2014-08-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Ministry of Defence is investing over £100 million in future combat air systems as part of the £1.1 billion investment in capabilities for the Armed Forces.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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less than 2014-08-07T10:55:25.1225296Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-07T10:55:25.1225296Z
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1542
star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Kevan Jones more like this