Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:13 pm on 14th November 2001.

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Photo of Lord Powell of Bayswater Lord Powell of Bayswater Crossbench 4:13 pm, 14th November 2001

My Lords, will the Minister confirm that even when bin Laden and Al'Qaeda have been tracked down and brought to justice in Afghanistan, the Government's commitment to take action against other terrorist groups and other governments who protect them will not in any way slacken? Will he also confirm that, if necessary, military means would be contemplated in dealing with those situations as well?