Armed Forces

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 4th December 2015.

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Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, from which branches of the armed forces the 10,000 military personnel on standby to assist civil authorities in case of significant terrorist incidents referred to in the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015 are to be drawn.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what he plans the force generation ratios to be for the 10,000 military personnel on standby to assist civil authorities in case of significant terrorist incidents referred to in the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015.

Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Secretary of State for Defence

Of the 10,000 military personnel on standby in the UK, some units are placed on standby on a rolling basis, while others have specific geographic responsibilities which they meet from their available manpower.

Military personnel will be drawn from all three Services, with the majority being supplied from the Army.

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