Scottish Government: Coronavirus:Written question - 38518

Asked by John Lamont
(Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk)
Asked on: 21 April 2020
Ministry of Defence
Scottish Government: Coronavirus
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has offered assistance to the Scottish Government to help tackle the covid-19 outbreak.
Answered by: James Heappey
Answered on: 28 April 2020

Defence is committed to supporting the entirety of the United Kingdom in the battle against COVID-19. Military personnel are active in each of the devolved nations and on standby to meet further requests from their Civil Authorities. Military planners are either already supporting or available to support each of the Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Northern Ireland Executive.

For instance, helicopters detached to Kinloss barracks are providing support as part of the Covid Support Force to conduct medical evacuations from remote areas and distribution tasks.

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