Defence written question – answered on 18th November 2013.

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Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood Conservative, Bournemouth East

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he plans to send members of the Military Stabilisation and Support Group to assist in the aftermath of the recent typhoon in the Philippines.

Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

One individual from the Military Stabilisation and Support Group has already deployed as part of the defence team working with the Department for International Development in the Philippines to facilitate any requirement for military assistance.

We will continue to monitor the most appropriate ways in which the Ministry of Defence can support the relief effort.

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