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Defence

Volume 623: debated on Tuesday 14 March 2017

Topical Questions

The following is an extract from an answer given by the Minister of State for the Armed Forces to the hon. Member for Cannock Chase (Amanda Milling) during Topical Questions to Defence Ministers on 13 March 2017:

T8. Thirty-five years on, our armed forces still play a vital role in safeguarding the security of the Falkland Islands and other British overseas territories in the south Atlantic. Can my right hon. Friend confirm that this Government are committed to maintaining a strong armed forces presence in the Falklands? (909219)

Thirty-five years on, we not only continue but will enhance the protection of the Falkland Islands. I know that many colleagues from the House have visited the Falklands recently and seen the excellent work that our armed forces do far away from home. We will continue to support that with the Typhoons, the Rapier, and the other battalions that are there now. [Official Report, 13 March 2017, Vol. 623, c. 19.]

Letter of correction from Mike Penning:

An error has been identified in the answer given to the hon. Member for Cannock Chase (Amanda Milling) on 13 March 2017.

The correct response should have been:

Thirty-five years on, we not only continue but will enhance the protection of the Falkland Islands. I know that many colleagues from the House have visited the Falklands recently and seen the excellent work that our armed forces do far away from home. We will continue to support that with the Typhoons, the Rapier, and the company that is there now.