Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 18th September 2015.

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Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria he uses to determine the viability of strikes against terrorist targets in states against whom the UK is not at war; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Secretary of State for Defence

The military action in Raqqa on 21 August 2015 was in response to armed attacks being planned and directed against the UK and was the only feasible way of disrupting them.

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