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Cluster Munitions

Volume 454: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the use of cluster munitions. (105194)

Cluster munitions are lawful weapons that provide a unique capability against certain types of legitimate military targets. When used by the UK armed forces, they are employed in a manner consistent with our obligations under international humanitarian law.

I also refer the hon. Member to the written ministerial statement on 4 December, Official Report, columns 1-2WS, by my hon. Friend the Minister for the Middle East, (Dr. Howells).