Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill 2019-21

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 2nd April 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the (1) government of Ireland, and (2) political parties in Northern Ireland, about the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill.

Photo of Baroness Goldie Baroness Goldie Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill relates to the conduct of the UK Armed Forces outside of the UK. The operation of the UK Armed Forces is a reserved matter and one for the UK Government. The introduction of the Bill in the House of Commons is just the start of the process, and the Ministry of Defence will continue to engage with stakeholders across the UK throughout the Bill’s progress through Parliament.

No discussions have taken place with the Irish Government on the contents of this Bill.

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