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Stabilisation Unit

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations the Military Stabilisation and Support Group has at the Permanent Joint Headquarters. (317518)

The Military Stabilisation and Support Group (MSSG) is a tri-service unit that forms part of 8 Force Engineer Brigade. While there is no MSSG ‘representation’ in PJHQ, the military stabilisation and support function, also known as Civil-Military Co-operation, or CIMIC, is well represented. PJHQ has a CIMIC-trained officer, and its deployable Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ) has a specialist officer responsible for engineering and CIMIC issues. Within the MSSG itself, there is a small Operations and Planning team of three staff officers ready to deploy with JFHQ at one week's notice.