§ Lynne Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether it is the British Government's policy to forbid British armed forces from handling riot control agents such as CS gas and pepper spray during wartime; 
(2) what the British Government's policy is on British armed forces taking part in joint military operations with other countries where riot control agents are used. 390W
§ Mr. Ingram
The Chemical Weapons Convention prohibits the use of riot control agents as a method of warfare. United Kingdom armed forces will comply with their obligations under the Convention. The Government expect that other states parties to the Convention will likewise comply with their obligations under the Convention.