Armed Forces: Deployment

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 6th March 2015.

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Photo of Ian Lucas Ian Lucas Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2015 to Question 214595, what criteria is used to decide how many UK military personnel are deployed to individual UN operations.

Photo of Julian Brazier Julian Brazier The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Deployments of UK personnel overseas take into account a number of factors, including: National Security Council priorities; foreign, defence and security policy objectives; and matching Defence capabilities to the requirements of the task.

In addition to deployments of troops and capability in standing operations and one-off deployments, the Ministry of Defence currently supports a number of UN missions through the provision of highly capable staff officers.

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