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Cluster Munitions

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 8 April 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a public announcement when the last US cluster munitions have been removed from the UK. (325695)

The United States has identified the cluster munitions that it holds on United Kingdom territory as exceeding its worldwide operational planning requirements. We expect that all US cluster munitions will be removed from sites in the UK this year and from all UK territories by 2013 (as declared by Baroness Kinnock during the Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Bill Second Reading in the House of Lords on the 8 December 2009, Official Report, column 1020). A statement will be made to confirm the removal of US cluster munitions at that time.