Iraq Conflict: Waste Disposal

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 15th November 2018.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Labour, Hampstead and Kilburn

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what health guidance was issued to armed forces personnel who were exposed to military burn pits during their service in the 2003 Iraq War.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

On current operations, armed forces personnel receive briefings, including health guidance, at all stages of an operational deployment. This includes pre-deployment, on arrival in theatre during Reception Staging and Onward Integration and during decompression. Written guidance is also provided at unit level.

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