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Yemen: Overseas Workers

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 237783, tabled on 27 March 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether (a) UK military forces and (b) UK passport holders contracted to work for the (i) Saudi Arabian and (ii) UK Government are operating inside Yemen.

Answered on

1 April 2019

The UK provides information, advice and assistance to Saudi Arabia to respond to the threat of strategic weapons fired by the Houthis into Saudi Arabia. We are not and have never been a member of the Saudi-led coalition. Our assistance is clearly limited to addressing this specific threat. UK military personnel in Saudi Arabia remain under UK command and control.

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) does not hold information on non-MOD personnel. That is a matter for the individual concerned.

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