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Iraq and Afghanistan: Peacekeeping

Volume 686: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is their assessment of the capacity of United Kingdom military forces to contribute sufficient numbers of combat troops for peacekeeping duties in both Iraq and Afghanistan.[HL8039]

The assessment of the requirements for military forces in overseas theatres is kept under constant review, as is the capacity of the Armed Forces to meet that requirement. The current requirement is assessed as challenging but manageable.