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Special Forces: Disclosure of Information

Volume 504: debated on Thursday 28 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on authorising public disclosure of information on operations by special forces; and if he will make a statement. (314091)

It is the policy of the Ministry of Defence not ordinarily to comment on UK special forces. The UK's special forces are bound by a confidentiality contract that requires express prior authority in writing from the Ministry of Defence to be given before any disclosure can be made.