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Force Readiness

Volume 409: debated on Friday 18 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what deployment times are denoted by his Department's scaling of (i) very high, (ii) high and (iii) medium states of readiness. [125606]

The following table shows the deployment times for very high, high and medium states of readiness for United Kingdom forces:

Readiness state
124-48 hrsVery high
23-5 daysVery high
36-10 daysVery high
411-20 daysHigh
521-30 daysHigh
631-60 daysMedium
761-90 daysMedium