Armed Forces: Coronavirus

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 23rd November 2020.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel have been deployed in response to Military Aid to Civilian Authority (MACA) requests since the start of the covid-19 outbreak.

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

As of 19 November 2020 Defence has deployed over 7,800 Armed Forces personnel since March 2020, to support the national response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

This is a cumulative figure, not the number of troops currently deployed. This number also does not account for multiple deployments of the same person.

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