Armed Forces: Driving

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 19th March 2020.

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Photo of Alex Sobel Alex Sobel Labour/Co-operative, Leeds North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make and estimate of the number of qualified Armed Forces drivers based (a) in the UK and (b) overseas his Department could make available to support logistics during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Defence has drivers qualified to drive a range of vehicles including cars, tracked vehicles, minibuses and fuel tankers. Defence drivers with appropriate skillsets who may be able to provide additional support to ensure continuity of logistical operations across the UK have been identified. We continue to work with colleagues cross Government and with industry to better understand how Defence assets might be best able to assist in the COVID-19 response, if required.

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