Yemen: Military Intervention

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 4th April 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell Conservative, Sutton Coldfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK military personnel have been deployed in Yemen in the last six months.

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

The Defence Attache accompanied the Foreign Secretary on his trip to Aden at the beginning of March. I am aware of speculative media conjecture regarding UK Special Forces in Yemen but, as the hon. Member knows, it is a longstanding policy of successive Governments not to comment on Special Forces.

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