HC Deb 30 January 2002 vol 379 c372W
Chris Grayling

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on his policy on extending the war against terrorism to countries other than Afghanistan. [30029]

Mr. Bradshaw

Our aim is to eliminate the global threat posed by al-Qaeda and other international terrorist groups. We will take the action we deem necessary in support of this objective. We are working in a number of fora, including the UN, the EU, G8, NATO and the Commonwealth, to ensure an appropriate international response to the threat of terrorism. We are also stepping up our support to countries which oppose terrorist activity, but lack the means to prevent it.