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Armed Forces: Deployment

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what British units in the Joint Rapid Reaction Force (JRRF) will be deployed in (a) a JRRF capacity and (b) another capacity between July to December 2008. (201022)

The Joint Rapid Reaction Force is a high readiness contingency capability. As such, it is impossible to predict with certainty which units will be employed on what operations in the second half of this year, as new unforeseen operational requirements may emerge.

Details of the units due to be committed to operations in Iraq and Afghanistan are regularly announced, most recently in my written statement of 24 April 2008, Official Report, column 107WS.