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Falkland Islands: Military Bases

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the size of the complement serving at the military garrison on the Falkland Islands. (291756)

There are some 1,250 UK armed forces personnel based in the South Atlantic Islands, the majority on the Falkland Islands, supported by a small detachment based on Ascension Island. This figure varies during the year due to individual posting plots and unit moves. Force levels are subject to regular review, the last having completed in July 2009, but there are no current plans to change them.