Call-Out Order - Countering the Illegal Entry of People into the United Kingdom

Ministry of Defence written statement – made on 19th April 2022.

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Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

A new order has been made under section 56(1B) of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 to enable Reservists to be called into permanent service to prepare for, participate in, or support operations by Her Majesty’s Forces to counter illegal entries into the United Kingdom.

The Ministry of Defence is regularly tasked to support broader HMG objectives. As part of this support, Reserve Forces will be on standby, as part of a Whole Force approach with Regular Forces, to deliver a range of Defence outputs such as (but not limited to) the reinforcement of Regular units, provision of specialist knowledge, skills and experience, and support to Partners Across Government.

The order shall take effect from the day on which it is made and shall cease to have effect 12 months from the date on which it is made.