HC Deb 27 November 2001 vol 375 c801W
30. Mr. Jim Murphy

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement about international diplomatic efforts against terrorism. [15454]

Mr. Bradshaw

The response of the international community to the appalling events of 11 September has been united and determined. The UN response has been swift.

Immediately following the attacks, the UN Security Council in Resolution 1368 said that it would hold accountable those indirectly and directly responsible; UNSCR 1373 followed this and obliged all countries to target terrorist finances and deny terrorist organisations a safe haven.

Following 11 September, the EU have prepared an action plan enhancing police and judicial co-operation, cutting funding of terrorists and improving air security. The G8 are working on a G8 Counter Terrorism Action Plan which will provide a solid basis for future counter-terrorism efforts.