Armed Forces: Deployment

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 4th September 2018.

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Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Conservative, Reigate

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria his Department use to determine whether an international deployment of the Armed Forces is designated combat or non-combat.

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

There is no official definition of combat and non-combat operations or a set list of criteria. Each operation is considered in the round to determine its nature.

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