Special Forces: Standards

Ministry of Defence written question – answered am ar 25 Mawrth 2024.

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Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Shadow Minister (Exports)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to maintain standards of (a) conduct and (b) accountability for Special Forces personnel during overseas operations.

Photo of Tan Dhesi Tan Dhesi Shadow Minister (Exports)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) training and (b) guidance is given to Special Forces personnel on the lawful use of force in conflict zones.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

All UK military personnel are held to the highest standards of conduct and accountable to the Secretary of State for Defence. UK military operations are conducted in accordance with the Law of Armed Conflict, and military personnel are bound by the laws of England and Wales for their actions under the Armed Forces Act 2006.

The Government has a long-standing position of neither confirming nor denying information relating to the UK Special Forces, as to do so may put personnel and operations at risk.

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