Policy paper

Post-Legislative Scrutiny of the Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Act 2010

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)’s command paper sets out the government’s assessment of the Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Act 2010.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government


Post-legislative scrutiny of the Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Act 2010

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In line with government practice to review legislation 3-5 years after it has received royal assent, on 3 March 2015 the Foreign & Commonwealth Office laid before Parliament a post-legislative scrutiny memorandum on the Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Act 2010. The memorandum is to the Foreign Affairs Committee and the Committees on Arms Export Controls. It provides an initial assessment of how the Act has worked in practice. It concludes that it has effectively implemented the provisions of the Convention on Cluster Munitions into UK law, and that this paved the way for the UK’s ratification of the treaty and its entry into force.

Published 5 March 2015