Ministry of Defence: Commonwealth Games 2022

(asked on 9th June 2022) - View Source

Question to the Ministry of Defence:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department is providing to the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Answered by
James Heappey Portrait
James Heappey
Minister of State (Ministry of Defence)
This question was answered on 15th June 2022

Defence will provide a range of assistance to support delivery of the Commonwealth Games, as is standard practice for events of this scale. This includes the provision of Ceremonial assets, advisory teams, Explosive Ordinance Disposal capabilities and Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems. In addition, Defence has worked constructively with West Midlands Police and will be readying several hundred Service personnel to support with venue security. Defence will continue to engage closely with the Home Office and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport to scrutinise and triage any future requests for military support.

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