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Armed Forces: Deployment

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 226035, tabled on 3 March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2015 to Question 214595, what criteria is used to decide how many UK military personnel are deployed to individual UN operations.

Answered on

6 March 2015

Deployments of UK personnel overseas take into account a number of factors, including: National Security Council priorities; foreign, defence and security policy objectives; and matching Defence capabilities to the requirements of the task.

In addition to deployments of troops and capability in standing operations and one-off deployments, the Ministry of Defence currently supports a number of UN missions through the provision of highly capable staff officers.

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