Civil Disorder

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 30th September 2019.

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Photo of Jon Trickett Jon Trickett Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Shadow Lord President of the Council

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the armed forces will be used to police civil unrest in the event that the scenarios outlined in Operation Yellowhammer: HMG Reasonable Worst Case Planning Assumptions occur.

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

The Ministry of Defence has been working across Government, including with the Home Office and the National Police Chiefs' Council, to ensure that Government is adequately prepared for the range of YELLOWHAMMER Planning Assumptions. The maintenance of public order is the responsibility of the police. There are no plans to utilise military personnel in the event of civil unrest in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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