HC Deb 17 July 1980 vol 988 c687W
Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what standing instructions exist with regard to the use of firearms in dealing with combatants who are not similiarly armed.

Mr. Hayhoe

The use of firearms against combatants in war, whether armed or unarmed, is regulated by the Geneva conventions and other laws governing armed conflict.