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Topical Questions

Part of Defence – in the House of Commons on 21st October 2019.

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Photo of Ben Wallace Ben Wallace The Secretary of State for Defence

The hon. Lady is right that white phosphorus is permitted only for use in signals and markers; it is not allowed, under the Geneva convention, to be used as a weapon. A number of people are collecting evidence about that and many other incidents. When that evidence is presented either to me, to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons or to the UN, we will consider together what the next step should be.