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Liam Fox (Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, Defence; Woodspring, Conservative)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library copies of the joint service publications (a) JSP 383, (b) JSP 398, (c) JSP 400 and (d) JSP 448.

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Derek Twigg (Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Minister for Veterans), Ministry of Defence; Halton, Labour)

The information is as follows:

JSP 383: Joint Service Manual on Law of Armed Conflict

This is a commercial publication, published by the Oxford University Press, from whom copies may be obtained. The hardback edition (ISBN-13: 978-0-19-924454-6) was published on 1 July 2004 and is priced at £131.00. A paper back edition (ISBN-13: 978-0-19-928728-4) was published on 28 July 2005 and is priced at £39.95.

For copyright reasons there is no public electronic version. There have been two amendments since the original publication date, and I shall arrange for copies of these amendments to be placed in the Library of the House.

JSP 398: United Kingdom Compendium of national Rules of Engagement

I am withholding this publication as its release would, or would be likely to, prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of our armed forces.

JSP 400: Disclosure of Information

This publication is in the course of revision. I shall place a redacted copy in the Library of the House.

JSP 448: Guide to Official Service Residence (OSR) Management & Expenditure

A new version of this publication was issued in February 2008. I shall place a copy of it in the Library of the House.

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