Select Committee on Defence Minutes of Evidence


    —  Military Aid to the Civil Power (MACP)— assistance in direct maintenance of restoration of law and order.

    —  Counter Drugs Operations—supporting the counter-drugs activities of law enforcement agencies both in the UK and overseas.

    —  Military Aid to Other Government Departments (MAGD) —non-military tasks, including fisheries protection, fuel crisis, response to foot and mouth outbreak, firemen's strikes.

    —  Military Aid in the Civil Community (MACC)— provision of support both in emergencies and routine situations, to assist the community at large, for example during the 2000 floods.

  Approval from MoD ministers is not required where life is in immediate danger. This is usually in the event of a natural disaster, eg floods.

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