Armed Forces: Communication

Ministry of Defence written question – answered at on 21 February 2017.

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Photo of Robert Courts Robert Courts Conservative, Witney

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has put in place to ensure the continuation of secure personal correspondence between armed forces personnel deployed in remote locations and their families after the e-bluey system ends on 31 March 2017.

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

Personnel deployed on operations enjoy access to a variety of methods for contacting their friends and family, including via internet access or mail services. Therefore the cessation of the e-bluey service will not impact on the provision of secure personal correspondence for deployed personnel.

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