§ Tim Loughton
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many service men and women served in Operation Telic. 
§ Mr. Ingram
I have been asked to reply.1695W
Until 1 May, when major combat operations ceased, about 45,000 personnel were deployed to the Gulf region. Since then numbers have reduced to their current level, which fluctuates between 10,000 and 11,000.