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Summits, Conferences or Events: Defence Contribution

Volume 697: debated on Wednesday 23 June 2021

A new order has been made under section 56(1 B) of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 to enable reservists to be called into permanent service to support HM Forces in connection with military operations in support of summits, conferences or events.

The Ministry of Defence is regularly tasked to support summits, conferences or events. As part of this support, reserve forces will be on standby, as part of a whole force approach with regular forces, to deliver a range of defence outputs such as, but not limited to, the reinforcement of regular units, provision of specialist knowledge, skills and experience, and support to partners across Government.

The order shall take effect from the day on which it is made and shall cease to have effect 12 months from the date on which it is made.