Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 16th March 2015.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Labour, West Bromwich East

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2015 to Question 219723 and to his oral contribution of 23 February 2015, Official Report, column 11, on ISIL, if he will ensure that his Department's online record is updated to include data on each strike referred to in that contribution; and if he will provide information on the (a) date, (b) location and (c) aircraft deployed to carry out each strike.

Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

As I stated in my written answer of 2 March 2015 in response to question 219723, our policy on the disclosure of information regarding air strikes by Royal Air Force aircraft engaged on Operation Shader is that the overriding principle is to seek to place information on each strike in the public domain in a prompt and timely manner. To this end, the Ministry of Defence regularly updates appropriate details of strikes against ISIL-related targets, including the specific aircraft type, on the '' website. The site also contains monthly summaries since the start of the operation.

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