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International Situation (Contingency Planning)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at 2:33 pm on 19th March 2003.

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Photo of Mike Rumbles Mike Rumbles Liberal Democrat 2:33 pm, 19th March 2003

One of the most important issues faced by any soldier who is called into action is the assurance that an effective casualty evacuation process is in place. I am sure that that is the case with our field hospitals and the theatre of operations.

We all pray that the war will be short, but it may not be. Will the First Minister outline in a little more detail exactly how the NHS in Scotland is preparing to deal with casualties of war?