HL Deb 17 December 1998 vol 595 c180WA
Lord Jenkins of Putney

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean on 3 December (WA 54), whether the present time is one of ordinary peacetime circumstances in which it is inconceivable that they would give authority to conduct assassinations; and whether there are any circumstances in which such authority might be given. [HL302]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

In present circumstances it is inconceivable that authority would be granted to conduct assassinations.