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Armed Forces: Deployment

Volume 464: debated on Monday 8 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK personnel are deployed on operations, broken down by location. (154238)

The following table shows the number of personnel deployed on operations by operation and location at 9 September 2007.

Number of personnel deployed by operation and location1

Operation

Number

Total

14,200

Of which:

Telic

6,120

Of which:

Iraq

5,030

Qatar

460

At Sea

350

Oman

200

Bahrain

60

Kuwait

20

Herrick

7,550

Of which:

Afghanistan

7,540

Oculus

190

Of which:

Kosovo

160

Bosnia

20

UN

320

Of which:

Cyprus

290

1 Countries with 10 or more personnel are shown separately.

Note:

Countries with fewer than 10 personnel are not shown.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what UK military units have been on operations outside the United Kingdom in each year since 1997. (154258)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer my predecessor gave on 25 June 2007, Official Report, column 95W, to the hon. Member for South-West Norfolk (Mr. Fraser). Further detail and breakdown could be provided only at disproportionate cost.