MPs will debate a motion to approve the draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2015 in the House of Commons on Wednesday 21 January 2015.
Proceedings on the draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2015 will follow the conclusion of today’s Opposition Day debate on the NHS.
The draft Terrorism Act 2000 (Proscribed Organisations) (Amendment) Order 2015 was laid on 20 January 2015 under the affirmative procedure. The instrument must be approved by the House of Commons and House of Lords before it can come into force.
Once approved the instrument will add ‘Jund Al-Aqsa (Soldiers of Al-Aqsa) and Jund al Khalifa–Algeria (Soldiers of the Caliphate in Algeria)’ to the list of proscribed organisations in the Terrorism Act 2000.
• The United States has led airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
• RAF Tornado GR4 and the Reaper remotely piloted air system (RPAS) have conducted airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq. Reaper and Rivet Joint aircraft have also been authorised to fly surveillance missions over Syria.
• France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia, Canada and Denmark have all conducted air strikes in Iraq.
• Bahrain, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the United Arab Emirates have all supported US strikes against ISIS in Syria.
• Combat troops have been explicitly ruled out by the UK and the other the countries involved, amid debate about the reliance on air power alone. However a number of British soldiers are training Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq, while further advisory personnel are expected to be deployed to Iraqi headquarters as part of a broader package of support announced on 5 November. The US also announced on 7 November the intention to deploy up to 1,500 additional military personnel in order to initiate a more comprehensive training package for Iraqi forces. Several Coalition partners have offered additional trainers as part of that initiative.
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Below is a transcript of the House of Commons debate over News International and the News of the World phone hacking scandal in the House of Commons today from 12pm-7pm. This follows news that it’s then editor – Rebekah Brooks and the former PMs communication’s officer and asst. editor of the News of the World Andy Coulson are now to be called to face a parliamentary select committee and the news today of News Corporation’s decision to withdraw its bid for BSkyB until a full police investigation parliamentary enquiry concludes over the phone hacking and the re-examination of allegations of ‘money for inside information’ between News International and the Metropolitan Police .
Todays Parliamentary transcript in full to be found here: