CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

DEFENCE* – THREAT LEVELS DURING THE PANDEMIC [45949] – 12 May 2020

Dr Julian Lewis: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on the preparedness of UK (a) nuclear and (b) conventional forces to deter and respond respectively to military threats and aggressive behaviour; and whether an increase in (i) disinformation campaigns and (ii) aggressive behaviour by (A) Russia, (B) China, (C) Iran and (D) North Korea has been observed since the onset of the pandemic.  [45949]

[Due for Answer on 18 May.]  

HOLDING ANSWER [JAMES HEAPPEY]: It is taking longer than expected to respond to the rt. hon. Member's question, therefore I will write to him shortly.