HL Deb 04 November 2002 vol 640 c53WA
Lord Moynihan

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they make a clear distinction between the pursuit of the perpetrators of acts of terrorism and the pursuit of governments who harbour terrorists or who possess or have access to weapons of mass destruction; and, if so, whether they will set out that distinction in full. [H L6040]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean:

We and our international partners are using a range of responses to counter the threat from international terrorism, from direct action such as that against Al'Qaeda in Afghanistan, to pressure on or assistance to governments who are unwilling or unable to deal effectively with terrorist groups in their territories. We will match the nature and range of our responses to the evolving threats. It is equally important for our security to respond effectively to the threats posed by rogue states who possess weapons of mass destruction.