Saturday, May 15, 2021

Lord Naseby tables Sri Lanka war questions on Gash Despatches to Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office at House of Lords

Question to FCDO:
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what criteria they used to assess the credibility of evidence reports they have received which related to the situation in Sri Lanka during the civil war in that country between 1 January and 18 May 2009; and whether it has ever been their practice to accept reports from unnamed sources.UIN HL15227, tabled on 22 April 2021
https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2021-04-22/hl15227

Question to FCDO:
Military Attachés
To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the information contained in despatches written by UK defence attachés must be independently verified before submission; if so, whether it is standard practice to ensure that such attachés are briefed to that effect; and if so, what record, if any, they hold of Lieutenant Colonel Gash, being so briefed.UIN HL15171, tabled on 21 April 2021
https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2021-04-21/hl15171

Question to FCDO:Sri Lanka Armed Conflict.
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what sources they used to inform their assessment of the situation in Sri Lanka during the civil war in that country between 1 January and 18 May 2009.UIN HL15170, tabled on 21 April 2021
https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2021-04-21/hl15170#

Question to FCDO:Military Attachés
To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the despatches written by Lieutenant Colonel Gash, the former defence attaché of the British High Commission in Sri Lanka about events in that country between 1 January and 18 May 2009 relating to the civil war, whether they consider all reports by UK military attachés and diplomats to be evidence based-assessments.UIN HL15169, tabled on 21 April 2021
https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2021-04-21/hl15169

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