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International Terrorism (British Forces)

Volume 400: debated on Monday 3 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make a statement on his plans for the future involvement of British forces in combating international terrorism. [99865]

The Armed Forces have a significant role in the Government's counter-terrorist strategy, which includes the capability to take military action in self-defence when necessary. The New Chapter of the Strategic Defence Review set out the types of tasks which they might be directed to undertake, in terms of prevention, deterrence, coercion, disruption and destruction.