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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 3rd September 2014.

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Photo of David Cameron David Cameron The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 11:30 am, 3rd September 2014

My right hon. and learned Friend is absolutely, 100% right. There is no doubt in my mind that the many tens of millions of dollars that ISIL has raised from ransom payments is going into promoting terrorism, including terrorism affecting our own country. At the G8, I launched an initiative to try to get other countries to sign up to a very clear doctrine that in the case of terrorist kidnap, no ransom should be paid. Britain continues with this policy; America continues with this policy; but we need to redouble the efforts to make sure that other countries are good to their word.