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Navy: Piracy

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the Royal Navy (a) arresting pirates at sea and (b) rendering arrested pirates for justice before (i) United Kingdom and (ii) non-United Kingdom courts. (203580)

The Royal Navy is prepared to meet the United Kingdom’s obligations under international law with respect to piracy, in particular the United Nations Conventions on the Laws of the Sea.