HC Deb 06 November 2001 vol 374 cc131-2W
Harry Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on confining military action against terrorism to targets in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.[11648]

Mr. Bradshaw

I have been asked to reply.

Coalition military action is focused on Osama bin Laden, the Al Qaeda network and their Taliban allies in Afghanistan.

The military action is necessary, but it cannot be seen in isolation. It is part of a wider global campaign against terror, which includes diplomatic, intelligence, financial, humanitarian and political elements.