HL Deb 21 March 2000 vol 611 c19WA
Lord Judd

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What arrangements they are putting in place to ensure rapid and effective contributions by the Armed Services to relief work in humanitarian emergencies wherever they occur. [HL1422]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

There are well-established procedures between the Department for International Development and the Ministry of Defence for calling on military support for relief work in overseas humanitarian emergencies. These procedures are reviewed as a matter of routine following every operation.