1 Questions to Ministry of Defence tabled by Richard Benyon
|28 Feb 2019, 3:25 p.m.||Arms Control: Inspections||Richard Benyon|
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many trained arms control inspectors are employed by Her Majesty’s Government.
Answer (Mark Lancaster)
The only full-time inspectors employed by Her Majesty's Government are at the Joint Arms Control Implementation Group (JACIG). JACIG has 16 trained inspectors qualified to support Treaty-related inspections, evaluation and verification for Conventional Arms Control Treaties. Their emphasis is on the Conventional Armed Forces in Europe; Vienna Document 2011 and Open Skies. JACIG also observes inspections under the 1995 Dayton Accords peace agreement.