Prerogative Powers to deploy UK Armed Forces - evidence

Discussion in 'Staff College and Staff Officers' started by Iolis, Aug 5, 2006.

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  1. The Constitutional Affairs Committee of the House of Lords are conducting an inquiry into the use of the Royal Prerogative powers of government to deploy United Kingdom Armed Forces. It invites evidence on a number of areas for which there is likely to exist a considerable amount of expertise and interest on this forum who may wish to contribute.

    Details are here:

    The position taken by the Committee on this issue was subject to a press release here:

    Regards and best wishes
  2. Very Good Iolis, many thanks for posting this.
  3. Many thanks
  4. [/quote]However, the Government did allow Parliament a vote before the Iraq war in 2003, leading to calls that it should be required to seek Parliament’s approval before taking action in future conflicts.