Ministry of Defence: Arms Length Bodies

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 25th February 2021.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the level of compliance of his Department's arms-length bodies with the UN’s Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights.

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

The Ministry Of Defence's Arms-Length Bodies (ALBs) are expected to comply with all relevant legislation and with the principles set out in "Good Business", the update to the National Action Plan to implement the United Nations Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights, which is available at the following link:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/522805/Good_Business_Implementing_the_UN_Guiding_Principles_on_Business_and_Human_Rights_updated_May_2016.pdf

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