Chemical Weapons Convention - Annual Statement of UK Protective Programme for 2017:Written statement - HLWS1307

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Ministry of Defence
Made on: 19 February 2019
Made by: Earl Howe (Minister of State, Ministry of Defence)
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Chemical Weapons Convention - Annual Statement of UK Protective Programme for 2017

The UK's chemical protection programme is designed to protect against the use of chemical weapons. Such a programme is permitted by the Chemical Weapons Convention, with which the United Kingdom is fully compliant. Under the terms of the Convention, we are required to provide information annually to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. In accordance with the Government's commitment to openness, I am placing in the Library of the House a copy of the summary that has been provided to the Organisation outlining the UK's chemical protection programme in 2017.

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