2017

Oral Questions by Officers:

 

APPG on Drones Vice Chair seeks clarification from Ministry of Defence on legal framework for the use of Armed Drones

 

6th February, 2017

Lucy Powell MP, Vice Chair of the APPG on Drones and Modern Conflict, pushed the Ministry of Defence to clarify that the Joint Doctrine Publication would address the legal framework for the use of armed drones both within and outside armed conflict. 

 

Read the full question here: 

https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2017-02-06/63288

 

 

APPG on Drones and Modern Conflict Vice Chair questions Ministry of Defence on casualties resulting from UK partner assistance to the US 

 

6th October, 2017

Caroline Lucas MP, Vice Chair of the APPG on Drones and Modern Conflict, questioned the Secretary of State for Defence on his Department’s policy for monitoring UK contribution of personnel, intelligence, and assets to US-led counter-terror operations that result in casualties. 

 

Read the full question here: 

https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2017-10-06/106342

 

 

APPG on Drones Vice Chair pushes for scrutiny of collateral damage arising from UK drone strikes

 

31st October, 2017

Lucy Powell MP, Vice Chair of the APPG on Drones and Modern Conflict, asked the Secretary of State for Defence what steps the Government is taking to increase its scrutiny and assessment of collateral damage arising from UK or joint operations, pursuant to the 2017 ISC report on lethal drone strikes in Syria. 

 

Read the full question here: 

https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2017-10-31/110648

 

 

 

Committee Inquiries:

 

APPG on Drones Launches Inquiry into Use of Armed Drones: Working with Partners

 

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Drones launches its independent inquiry, aimed at analysing the emerging technologies of armed drones, particularly focusing on the UK’s work with allies in using them. Evidence received has demonstrated the risky ways that the UK drone partnerships are being run, outlining specifically how British support may have enabled US targeted killings in countries where the UK is not at war, including Yemen, Somalia, and Pakistan.

 

View all written and oral evidence received in the course of the inquiry here:

http://appgdrones.org.uk/category/inquiry/