Armed Conflict: Civilians

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 22nd October 2019.

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Photo of Fabian Hamilton Fabian Hamilton Shadow Minister (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs), Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to UN General Assembly's First Committee on International Disarmament and International Security 2018 joint statement on the impact of explosive weapons in populated areas, whether the UK will become a signatory to that statement before the end of 2019.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

​The Joint Statement on Explosive Weapons in Populated Areas presented at last year's UN General Assembly First Committee was a standalone document specific to the 2018 First Committee; it cannot be supported retrospectively.

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