Skip to main content

Caribbean: Drugs

Volume 477: debated on Monday 16 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the adequacy of rotary wing support for British forces operating in the Caribbean on counter-narcotics operations. (210743)

We do not deploy military assets dedicated specifically to counter-narcotic activities. Military forces are, however, made available upon request, when operational commitments and resources allow, to support the counter-drugs activities of the law enforcement agencies, in this case, the Joint Inter Agency Task Force. Sufficient helicopters are available to fulfil that tasking.