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Army: Bomb Disposal

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 18th October 2018.

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Photo of Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell Shadow DUP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on how many occasions Army Bomb Disposal teams were called out between (a) 1 July 2014 and 1 July 2016 and (b) 1 July 2016 and 1 July 2018 as a result of (i) viable devices, (ii) hoax devices and (iii) hoax calls.

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

The information requested is given below:



Improvised Explosive Device (IED)

Hoax devices

1 July 2014 – 30 June 2016




1 July 2016 – 30 June 2018




For the purpose of this question, callouts include legacy ordnance, incendiary devices, search assistance and other tasks.

IEDs are classed as viable devices.

The number of hoax calls is not held by the Department.

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