Military Aid

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 10th September 2020.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department took to ensure that any action taken by RAF aircraft in the English Channel did not contravene the United Nations Convention for the Law of the Sea.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Legal and specialist advice is sought prior to the provision of Defence support. In the rendering of assistance to the Home Office to counter the illegal migration of people into the UK every legal advice was sought prior to any deployment of Defence assets.

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