Important to minimise any civilian casualties in action on Houthis

Defending the UK and Allies (15 January 2024)

Kevin Brennan Shadow Minister (Victims and Sentencing)
Some in the House may recall that one of my constituents was held captive by the Houthis for five years, simply for being in possession of a British passport. The House will know that we were able to get him safely returned, but we should be under no illusions about the nature of the Houthis. May I re-emphasise the importance of minimising civilian casualties in any action the UK is involved with? Will the Prime Minister impress that not only on our highly professional armed forces, but our partners in any further action taken by the UK?

Rishi Sunak The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party
I can give the hon. Gentleman that assurance. Again, our initial assessment is that we were successful in minimising civilian casualties in this case.