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Glasgow Commonwealth Games (Call-out Order)

Volume 579: debated on Wednesday 9 April 2014

A call-out order has been made under section 56(1A) of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 to enable reservists to be called out for permanent service as part of Defence’s contribution to the safety and security of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth games.

In providing venue security support to the Police Service of Scotland and other civil and Commonwealth games authorities, Defence will contribute up to 2,000 military personnel, of which up to 400 will come from the reserve forces.

We plan to call out only willing and available reservists, who have the support of their employer. The order takes effect from 8 April 2014 and ceases to have effect on 6 August 2014.