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Members of the Reserve Forces in Support of UK Operations to Counter the Threat of ISIL

Volume 600: debated on Monday 12 October 2015

With the expiry of the call-out order made on 1 October 2014, on 21 September 2015 a new order was made under section 56(1 B) of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 to enable Reservists to be called into permanent service in support of United Kingdom operations to counter the threat of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Under the call-out order made on 1 October 2014, 85 Reservists have been called out for operations. We anticipate a continued requirement for Reservists, with the right skills and experience, over the period the new order will be in force. This is fully in line with our policy of having more capable, usable, integrated and relevant Reserve Forces.

The order takes effect from 30 September 2015 and ceases to have effect on 29 September 2016.