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Armed Forces: Deployment

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 167831, tabled on 24 July 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what criteria his Department use to determine whether an international deployment of the Armed Forces is designated combat or non-combat.

Answered on

4 September 2018

There is no official definition of combat and non-combat operations or a set list of criteria. Each operation is considered in the round to determine its nature.