Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: G8

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 12th March 2018.

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Photo of Peter Dowd Peter Dowd Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many safety, environment and social impact programmes his Department has undertaken as part of G8 Global Partnership initiatives, since 2010.

Photo of Richard Harrington Richard Harrington Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials ‍Destruction (the Global Partnership) was launched at the G8 Summit in Kananaskis, Canada in 2002 with a mandate to prevent terrorists and those that harbour them from acquiring weapons and materials of mass destruction and their means of delivery. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office holds the overall policy responsibility for the UK’s participation in the Global Partnership. Under the Global Partnership, the Ministry of Defence has managed the chemical weapon destruction and international biological security elements of the UK’s contribution, while the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy delivers work, through the UK’s Global Threat Reduction Programme, to provide assistance overseas to strengthen nuclear and radiological security. None of the programmes undertaken since 2010 by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and its predecessors, under the Global Partnership have had safety, environment or social impact as their primary purpose.

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