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GOVERNMENT'S RESPONSE TO THE SECOND REPORT OF SESSION 2015-16 FROM THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS, THE GOVERNMENT'S POLICY ON THE USE OF DRONES FOR TARGETED KILLING

That this House welcomes the Report of the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the Government's response to its Report on the Government’s policy on the use of drones for targeted killing; further welcomes the confirmation that existing legal frameworks, including international humanitarian and human rights law, apply to the use of armed drones; notes, however, the conclusion of the Joint Committee that the Government has a policy to use lethal force abroad outside armed conflict but that this policy is in fact based on a misunderstanding of the legal frameworks that apply; invites the Government to articulate the differences between the UK and US positions on the applicable international standards; further notes that the recent Joint Declaration for the Export and Subsequent Use of Armed or Strike-Enabled Unmanned Aerial Vehicles offers an opportunity to set the standards for the future use of armed drones; notes that the Ministry of Defence is currently conducting a Defence policy review on remotely piloted air systems, and is drafting Joint Doctrine Publication 0-30.21, The UK Approach to Unmanned Aircraft Systems; avers the need for parliamentary understanding, approval and accountability for the Government's policy on the use of drones, and any other means, for targeted killing, both in and outside armed conflict; and calls on the Government to forge a positive precedent and implement the recommendations of the Joint Committee as a matter of urgency, before the defence policies are finalised and before the Government engages in talks on international standards for armed drone use.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bardell, Hannah Scottish National Party Livingston 07.12.2016
Blackford, Ian Scottish National Party Ross Skye and Lochaber 22.11.2016
Brake, Tom Liberal Democrats Carshalton and Wallington 22.11.2016
Brock, Deidre Scottish National Party Edinburgh North and Leith 02.12.2016
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 05.12.2016
Chapman, Douglas Scottish National Party Dunfermline and West Fife 21.11.2016
Cherry, Joanna Scottish National Party Edinburgh South West 30.11.2016
Day, Martyn Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 22.11.2016
Docherty, Martin Scottish National Party West Dunbartonshire 21.11.2016
Donaldson, Stuart Scottish National Party West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine 02.12.2016
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 22.11.2016
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 22.11.2016
Fellows, Marion Scottish National Party Motherwell and Wishaw 29.11.2016
Ferrier, Margaret Scottish National Party Rutherglen and Hamilton West 01.12.2016
Gibson, Patricia Scottish National Party North Ayrshire and Arran 21.11.2016
Grady, Patrick Scottish National Party Glasgow North 01.12.2016
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 07.12.2016
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 23.11.2016
Kerevan, George Scottish National Party East Lothian 22.11.2016
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 22.11.2016
MacNeil, Angus Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar 29.11.2016
McCaig, Callum Scottish National Party Aberdeen South 21.11.2016
McNally, John Scottish National Party Falkirk 02.12.2016
Monaghan, Paul Scottish National Party Caithness Sutherland and Easter Ross 30.11.2016
Nicolson, John Scottish National Party East Dunbartonshire 01.12.2016
Oswald, Kirsten Scottish National Party East Renfrewshire 21.11.2016
Powell, Lucy Labour Party Manchester Central 21.11.2016
Rimmer, Marie Labour Party St Helens South and Whiston 23.11.2016
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 24.11.2016
Salmond, Alex Scottish National Party Gordon 29.11.2016
Saville Roberts, Liz Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 22.11.2016
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 22.11.2016
Thewliss, Alison Scottish National Party Glasgow Central 23.11.2016
Thompson, Owen Scottish National Party Midlothian 05.12.2016
Thomson, Michelle INDEPENDENT Edinburgh West 29.11.2016
West, Catherine Labour Party Hornsey and Wood Green 22.11.2016
Wilson, Corri Scottish National Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 21.11.2016