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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th September 2016.

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Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Secretary of State for Defence 12:00 am, 12th September 2016

We do not, as the right hon. Gentleman knows, comment in this House on the deployment of our special forces in any country in the world, but he raises an important point about de-confliction of the airspace. At the moment, we are party to the agreement between Russia and the United States, and that agreement ensures that there is minimum risk of collisions or misidentification of aircraft. That, obviously, will continue to be the case after the ceasefire, which we hope will take effect tonight.