COMMONS

Government support to locally employed civilians in Afghanistan examined

28 November 2017

The Defence Committee holds a one-off evidence session to follow up its work in the previous parliament on locally employed civilians (LECs) in Afghanistan.  

Throughout the United Kingdom’s engagement in Afghanistan, UK military and civilian personnel deployed there were heavily reliant on Afghan citizens who were employed to perform a range of key tasks including interpretation. It has been reported that former LECs and their families still in Afghanistan are vulnerable to intimidation and reprisals due to their previous association with British forces.

The Committee is examining the effectiveness of measures that the Government has put in place to provide security and support to LECs in Afghanistan, and whether these measures adequately reflect the crucial role played by LECs in the campaign.

Witnesses

Tuesday 28 November, The Grimond Room

At 11am

  • Tom Tugendhat MBE MP
  • Dr Sara de Jong, Open University

At 11.45am

  • Baroness Coussins, Member, LEC Assurance Committee
  • Marshal of the Royal Air Force the Lord Stirrup KG GCB AFC, Member, LEC Assurance Committee

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