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Iraq (Reserve Forces)

Volume 470: debated on Monday 7 January 2008

With the expiry of the call-out order made last January, I am reporting that a new order has been made under section 54 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 so that reservists may continue to be called out into service to support operations in Iraq. The new order is valid for 12 months.

Some 270 reservists are currently mobilised and deployed to support operations in Iraq. We are very appreciative of the continuing support and commitment shown by both reservists and their employers.