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Logistical Support (Gulf)

Volume 400: debated on Monday 3 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the logistical operations in support of the deployment of UK forces to the Gulf. [99861]

Logistic operations in support of the deployment of United Kingdom forces to the Gulf are fully effective. They will result in an equivalent quantity of material to that supplied for the last Gulf conflict being deployed to theatre in half the time. The deployment has required a significant strategic air and sea lift, and is supported by arrangements to sustain and manage continuing supply chain activity.