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Ministerial Corrections
24 October 2019
Volume 666

Ministerial Correction

Thursday 24 October 2019

Defence

Strait of Hormuz: UK Shipping

The following is an extract from Defence questions on 21 October 2019.

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I thank my right hon. Friend for his answers thus far. Clearly the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is a constant threat to shipping in the strait of Hormuz. Does he agree that it is now time that the entirety of the IRGC was proscribed, with their assets sequestered and sanctions imposed on them and their leadership?

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My hon. Friend makes an important point about the threat that the IRGC poses to not only the region but countries such as ours. The Quds force is currently proscribed. Further proscription considerations are a matter for the Home Office. However, what is really important is that, where the IRGC poses a threat, like-minded countries around the world challenge that threat and ensure that it is dealt with.

[Official Report, 21 October 2019, Vol. 666, c. 676.]

Letter of correction from the Secretary of State for Defence.

An error has been identified in the response I gave to myhon. Friend the Member for Harrow East (Bob Blackman).

The correct response should have been:

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My hon. Friend makes an important point about the threat that the IRGC poses to not only the region but countries such as ours. The Quds force is currently sanctioned. Further proscription considerations are a matter for the Home Office. However, what is really important is that, where the IRGC poses a threat, like-minded countries around the world challenge that threat and ensure that it is dealt with.