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Military Aid: Floods

Volume 464: debated on Monday 8 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received on the use of the armed forces to help tackle instances of flooding in England. (154687)

Over the last three years, the Ministry of Defence has received the following representations for military assistance from the civil authorities to help tackle instances of flooding in England:

July 2007: Gloucestershire and Southern England;

June 2007: Yorkshire and Humber region;

January 2005: Carlisle;

August 2004: Boscastle.

In each case, the armed forces provided assistance to the civil authorities.