Question / Indo-Pacific Region: Armed Forces

Question for Ministry of Defence
UIN HL138, tabled on 8 November 2023

Lord Rogan
Ulster Unionist Party

To ask His Majesty’s Government what plans they have to deploy UK Armed Forces to the Indo-Pacific region to help counter the threat from China to Taiwan.

The Earl of Minto

Answered on
22 November 2023

The UK has a clear interest in peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait. We consider the Taiwan issue one to be settled peacefully by the people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait through constructive dialogue, without the threat or use of force or coercion. We do not support any unilateral attempts to change the status quo. This includes increased Chinese assertiveness towards Taiwan.