Army: Northern Ireland

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 28th March 2019.

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Photo of Tony Lloyd Tony Lloyd Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to deploy troops to Northern Ireland in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

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

The UK armed forces already have a presence in Northern Ireland through 38 Brigade who are stationed at Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn. There are no plans to deploy elements of 38 Brigade or any additional troops in Northern Ireland to manage the impacts of a no-deal EU exit. The MOD continues to engage with partners across government, including the Northern Ireland Office and the National Police Chiefs Council, to ensure that Defence is prepared to support the civilian authorities in a range of scenarios.

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