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Scottish Government: Coronavirus

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 38518, tabled on 21 April 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has offered assistance to the Scottish Government to help tackle the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

28 April 2020

Defence is committed to supporting the entirety of the United Kingdom in the battle against COVID-19. Military personnel are active in each of the devolved nations and on standby to meet further requests from their Civil Authorities. Military planners are either already supporting or available to support each of the Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Northern Ireland Executive.

For instance, helicopters detached to Kinloss barracks are providing support as part of the Covid Support Force to conduct medical evacuations from remote areas and distribution tasks.