Chemical Weapons: Salisbury

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 3rd May 2018.

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Photo of Lord Campbell of Pittenweem Lord Campbell of Pittenweem Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Defence)

To ask Her Majesty's Government which military units are engaged in the clean up operations in Salisbury; and how long they are expected to be so engaged.

Photo of Earl Howe Earl Howe The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence, Deputy Leader of the House of Lords

Military personnel are providing support as part of the clean up operations in Salisbury. This support is made up of specialists from the Army, RAF and joint organisations, who will be working with experts from the world-leading Dstl. Specifically, the support includes elements from:

- Falcon Squadron, Royal Tank Regiment

- Royal Engineer Troop

- Supporting functions such as a Transport Section from Royal Logistics Corps and Signals detachment

- 20 Force Protection Wing, RAF Regiment

- Instructors from the Defence Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Centre

Meticulous effort is required and it is expected that it will be a number of months before all sites are fully reopened.

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