House of Lords written question – answered on 10 October 2013.

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Photo of Lord Avebury Lord Avebury Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will request the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to investigate samples taken by the United Nations and Médecins sans Frontières following allegations of chemical weapons use by the Sudanese armed forces in the villages of Lainya and Loka in Yei county on and after 23 July 1999.

Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Senior Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Jointly with the Department for Communities and Local Government), Senior Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Faith and Communities) (also in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

We have no current plans to do so. We are not aware of any samples or other evidence that would support a referral to The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons asking them to investigate the allegations.

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