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International Cooperation: Bombs

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with (a) EU partners and (b) the wider international community on the eradication of cluster munitions; and if he will make a statement. (197249)

The UK has had regular discussions with EU partners and the wider international community on cluster munitions at a number of levels. We are working hard with these partners to ensure we secure legally binding instruments on the production, transfer and stockpiling of those cluster munitions that cause unacceptable harm to civilians.

In his speech on the publication of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s 2007 Human Rights Report on 25 March my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary reiterated the Government’s commitment to achieving a good result on cluster munitions.