Military Intervention

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 16th October 2017.

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Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats, Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent representations he has made to coalition partners on trends in the number of civilian deaths caused by coalition airstrikes.

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

My right hon. Friend the Defence Secretary speaks regularly with his counterparts in the Global Coalition on the Counter Daesh campaign. The Coalition applies a rigorous targeting process to air strikes taking strict measures to minimise risk while providing the support needed on the ground and has shown that it will investigate any incidents reported to it.

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