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Topical Questions

Part of Defence – in the House of Commons on 16th March 2020.

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Photo of Nia Griffith Nia Griffith Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

This weekend there has been widespread concern about the Government’s communication strategy on the coronavirus pandemic, including a number of anonymous briefings to the media, such as one on the role of the Army. As well as providing more detail about Operation Broadshare, can the Secretary of State explain reports that the Government are working on the assumption that at least 20% of personnel will contract the virus? What arrangements are in place to mitigate any impact that that may have on operations?