Military Aid: Emergencies

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 22nd 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, what estimate he has made of the length of time it would take to deploy 10,000 armed forces personnel in the event of a civil emergency.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Ministry of Defence has developed a comprehensive deployment plan for this force in cooperation with the police and Home Office; this includes timescales to deploy.

I am withholding information about response times for reasons of operational security.

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