Counter-terrorism

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 14th July 2017.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel from his Department supported the (a) civilian and (b) military components of Operation Temperer following the activation of that operation on 23 May 2017.

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

There were approximately 1,400 Defence personnel working in direct support of Operation Temperer following its activation on the 23 May 2017. Approximately 980 of those were military personnel and 390 were Ministry of Defence Police, who deployed in support of the Police. The remaining personnel, a combination of both civilian and military, were supporting the Headquarters elements.

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