Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review: Hostage Taking

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 17th November 2020.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2020 to Question 99696 on Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review, whether the integrated review is making an assessment of the (a) effectiveness of hostage diplomacy, (b) growing practice of state hostage taking, (c) adequacy of UK hostage policy in relation to that growth and (d) increased risks arising from expansions in hostage taking by non-state actors.

Photo of Nigel Adams Nigel Adams Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

As I stated in my answer of 13 October to question 99696, the Integrated Review will cover all aspects of international and national security policy, such as defence, diplomacy, development and national resilience.

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