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star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia more like this
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 International Trade, with reference to the 20 June 2019 Court of Appeal judgment on arms sales to Saudi Arabia, how many (a) standard individual export licences, (b) open individual and (c) open general export licences his Department is reviewing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 281025 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>Further to the judgment of 20 June 2019, the Government is carefully considering the implications of the judgment for licensing, including extant licences. The Government is considering the design of the process for licensing to ensure compliance with the judgment, as well as determining which extant licences are in scope. While this is taking place, the Government will not grant any new licences for export to Saudi Arabia or its coalition partners for items that might be used in Yemen.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness remove filter
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T11:20:49.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T11:20:49.09Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle remove filter
1140904
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia more like this
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 International Trade, what the reason is for the difference in the number of extant arms export licences for Saudi Arabia for possible use in Yemen under review as a result of the court of appeal's Judgment of 20 June 2019 set out in (a) DEP2019-0710 that referenced 95 OIELS, (b) DEP2019-0711 that referenced 71 SIELS and 65 OIELS and (c) the 27 June 2019 witness statement to the Court of Appeal by Edward Bell that referenced 45 arms export licences. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 280400 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-31more like thismore than 2019-07-31
star this property answer text <p>DEP2019-0710, provided in response to UIN 267765, gave information on all extant Open Individual Export Licences (OIELs) for Saudi Arabia, including those for dual-use items as well as for military goods; whereas DEP2019-0711, provided in response to UIN 268564, gave information on all extant export licences for military-rated goods (but not dual-use items) for Saudi Arabia, including Standard Individual Export Licences (SIELs) as well as OIELs.</p><p> </p><p>The witness statement referred to pending applications, not extant licences.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness remove filter
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-07-31T12:25:03.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T12:25:03.28Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle remove filter
1139236
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Open Individual Export Licences: Saudi Arabia more like this
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 International Trade, with reference to paper (a) DEP2019-0710 and (b) DEP2019-0711 that were placed in the Library, what the expiry dates were for each of the extant Open Individual Export Licences under review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 277815 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The information requested will be placed in the libraries of the House, with an expiry date for each of the licences. This deposit will replace a) DEP2019-0710 (UIN 267765) and b) DEP2019-0711 (UIN 268564).</p><p> </p><p>The spreadsheets include details of (a) all extant Open Individual Export Licences for Saudi Arabia, including licences for dual-use items, and (b) all extant export licences for military-rated goods to Saudi Arabia.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is carefully considering the implications of the recent Court of Appeal judgment for decision making, including extant licences. While this is taking place, the Government will not grant any new licences for export to Saudi Arabia or its coalition partners of items that might be used in Yemen.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness remove filter
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T11:38:00.137Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T11:38:00.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle remove filter
1138629
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Surveillance: Philippines more like this
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 International Trade, whether the UK exported surveillance equipment to the Philippines in 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 276583 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government publishes Official Statistics (on a quarterly and annual basis) about export licences granted, refused and revoked on GOV.UK. These reports contain detailed information by destination, including the overall value, type (e.g. Military, Other) and a summary of the items covered by these licences. These can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/strategic-export-controls-licensing-data." target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/strategic-export-controls-licensing-data.</a></p><p>The data currently provides details of licences up to 31 March 2019. Information about the period 1 April to 30 June will be published in October 2019 and data covering the period 1 July 2019 to 30 September 2019 will be published in January 2020.</p><p>All export licences are issued in strict accordance with the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness remove filter
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T11:43:38.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T11:43:38.31Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle remove filter
1138626
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-12more like thismore than 2019-07-12
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Surveillance: Human Rights more like this
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 International Trade, what steps he is taking to comply with the recommendation of the UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression to impose an immediate moratorium on the export, sale, transfer, use or servicing of privately developed surveillance tools until a human rights-compliant safeguards regime is in place. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 276582 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria provide a thorough risk assessment framework for considering licence applications, and take into account the respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in the country of final destination.</p><p> </p><p>Licensing decisions are based on the most up-to-date information and analysis available at the time, including reports from NGOs and our overseas network.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness remove filter
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T11:36:26.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T11:36:26.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle remove filter
1138464
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia more like this
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 International Trade, if he will place in the Library a copy of the witness statement of the Head of the Export Control Joint Unit dated 27 June 2019 in his Department's application to appeal the Court of Appeal judgment of 20 June 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 276268 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>We do not propose to place documents related to these court proceedings in the Library. There are specific rules of court procedure concerning access to documents on the court file in line with principles of open justice which provide a mechanism for public access.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness remove filter
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T09:32:07.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T09:32:07.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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1136887
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Export Controls more like this
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 International Trade, what estimate he has made of the total value of standard individual export licences for arms exports to (a) Saudi Arabia, (b) the UAE and (c) other coalition partners that were still valid on 20 June 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 273479 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>Details of military rated licences that were extant as at 5 July 2019 and were granted prior to 31 December 2018 have been provided to the libraries of the House.</p><p> </p><p>The spreadsheet provided includes the value of each licence at the time it was granted, but we cannot provide an estimate of total values for licences that are still valid, as some of these will have been partially used. Some Standard Individual Export Licence (SIEL) value data includes data relating to a number of non-military rated items or items that do not require an export licence, which were included on the respective licence application.</p><p> </p><p>Information about licences granted from 1 January 2019 onwards have not, as yet, been published as official statistics on GOV.UK and therefore cannot be disclosed. The data currently published on GOV.UK covers licences where a decision was made prior to 1 January 2019, with details of each licence correct as at 15 March 2019.</p><p> </p><p>Information from the period 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019 will be published on 16 July 2019 and data covering the period 1 April 2019 to 30 June 2019 will be published in October 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is carefully considering the implications of the Court of Appeal Judgment for decision making. As part of this work we will be determining whether licences would need to be reconsidered. At this stage it is uncertain how long this work will take.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness remove filter
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 273478 more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T14:27:53.72Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T14:27:53.72Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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1136886
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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 27 June 2019 to Question 268564, if he will publish the (a) number, (b) type and (c) item code for (i) all extant licences for military goods to each of Saudi Arabia's coalition partners and (ii) any such licences under review as a result of the Court of Appeal Judgment of 20 June 2019; and what the timetable is for the completion of those reviews. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 273478 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>Details of military rated licences that were extant as at 5 July 2019 and were granted prior to 31 December 2018 have been deposited in the libraries of the House.</p><p> </p><p>The spreadsheet deposited includes the value of each licence at the time it was granted, but we cannot provide an estimate of total values for licences that are still valid, as some of these will have been partially used. Some Standard Individual Export Licence (SIEL) value data includes data relating to a number of non-military rated items or items that do not require an export licence, which were included on the respective licence application.</p><p> </p><p>Information about licences granted from 1 January 2019 onwards have not, as yet, been published as official statistics on GOV.UK and therefore cannot be disclosed. The data currently published on GOV.UK covers licences where a decision was made prior to 1 January 2019, with details of each licence correct as at 15 March 2019.</p><p> </p><p>Information from the period 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019 will be published on 16 July 2019 and data covering the period 1 April 2019 to 30 June 2019 will be published in October 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is carefully considering the implications of the Court of Appeal Judgment for decision making. As part of this work we will be determining whether licences would need to be reconsidered. At this stage it is uncertain how long this work will take.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness remove filter
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T14:27:53.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T14:27:53.673Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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4615
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1137625
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the Court of Appeal ruling on 20 June 2019 in R (on the application of Campaign Against Arms Trade) v. The Secretary of State for International Trade, whether his Department will suspend extant open licences for the export of arms to Saudi Arabia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 274613 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The Government is carefully considering the implications of the Court of Appeal judgment of 20 June for decision making. We disagree with the judgment and are seeking permission to appeal. While we do this, we will not grant any new licences for exports to Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners (UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain and Egypt) for possible use in the conflict in Yemen.</p><p> </p><p>Extant licences are not immediately affected by this judgment but decisions about these licences are remitted to the Government to reconsider in the light of the judgment. The Campaign Against Arms Trade did not seek an Order to suspend licences and the Court has not ordered their suspension. The Court expressly clarified that the outcome of the reconsideration was not a foregone conclusion.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness remove filter
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-07-11T10:59:41.42Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-11T10:59:41.42Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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4615
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1136572
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
star this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to paragraph 141 of the Court of Appeal judgment in R (on the application of Campaign Against Arms Trade) v The Secretary of State for International Trade, for what reason his Department's policy was not to assess past violations of international humanitarian law by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 272914 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The central issue in relation to military exports to the Saudi-led coalition in the context of the conflict in Yemen is Criterion 2c of the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria (the Government will not grant an export licence if there is a <em>clear risk</em> that the item <em>might</em> be used in the commission of a serious violation of IHL).</p><p> </p><p>Criterion 2c is a prospective and predictive exercise as to whether there is a clear risk <em>in the future</em>. Although the Government has always considered the historic record in respect of IHL, past instances are only a part of the picture in relation to Criterion 2c.</p><p> </p><p>The Court of Appeal judgment concerns reaching findings on IHL in specific incidents in the past. The Government’s approach has recognised the inherent difficulty of doing so where we do not have access to complete information. We are now considering the implications of the judgment for decision-making.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness remove filter
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2019-07-08T14:41:44.81Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:41:44.81Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle remove filter