Army: Coronavirus

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 28th April 2020.

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Photo of Luke Evans Luke Evans Conservative, Bosworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of troops that can be deployed to support key services during the covid-19 outbreak.

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

Defence is dedicated to supporting the Government's COVID-19 response, primarily through support to other Government Departments, principally the Departtment for Health and Social Care and the NHS. Currently 19,069 personnel are available for COVID tasking. Of these, 2,848 members of the Armed Forces are currently deployed to assist Civil Authorities with the response, currently working on 73 Military Aid to the Civil Authorities (MACA) activities, with a further 30 MACA tasks completed (as of 21 April).

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