HC Deb 20 March 2003 vol 401 c887W
Dr. Fox

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the extent to which British forces will be dependent on hospital and other medical facilities provided by(a) the USA and (b) other countries in the event of conflict in the Gulf. [102375]

Dr. Moonie

[holding answer 11 March 2003]If hostilities were to occur, British forces would have access to a comprehensive range of United Kingdom medical facilities that we have deployed to the region. As is normal practice, we have also agreed reciprocal arrangements with the United States and have arrangements in place to enable United Kingdom personnel to have access to specialist medical facilities in other countries.

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