MP questions Government about Medical Emergency Response Teams in Afghanistan
Andrew Bridgen questions Minister for Armed Forces, Nick Harvey, about improving the capacity and efficiency of medical emergency response teams operating in Helmand province.
Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) (Con): Will the Minister explain what efforts have been made to improve the capacity and efficiency of medical emergency response teams over the past 12 months?
Nick Harvey: We are not aware that there are any specific capacity problems. In fact, calls on the service over the past 12 months have been rather reduced from the level experienced in the previous 12 months. That reduction reflects both reduced kinetic activity in the area of operations and improved efficiency in the way in which the task is shared across Regional Command Southwest. I believe that the position has improved significantly, and that there are no specific capacity difficulties at the moment.