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Call-out Order for the Reserves to Counter the Threat of Daesh

Volume 615: debated on Thursday 13 October 2016

With the expiry of the call-out order made on 20 September 2015, a new order has been made under section 56(1B) 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 Daesh.

Under the call-out order made on 20 September 2015, 155 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 new order takes effect from the beginning of 30 September 2016 and shall cease to have effect at the end of 29 September 2017.

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