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Chemical Weapons Convention (Protective Programmes)

Volume 523: debated on Wednesday 16 February 2011

The UK’s chemical protection programme is designed to protect against the use of chemical weapons. Such a programme is permitted by the chemical weapons convention, with which the United Kingdom is fully compliant. Under the terms of the convention, we are required to provide information annually to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). In accordance with the Government’s commitment to openness, I am placing in the Library of the House, a copy of the summary that has been provided to the organisation outlining the UK’s chemical protection programme in 2010.