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The Ministry of Defence Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

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15 July 2020, 13:00
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An online address by James Heappey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for the Armed Forces, UK Ministry of Defence.

In his speech, the Minister for the Armed Forces will discussed the role of the Ministry of Defence in mitigating the Covid-19 crisis and how the pandemic will shape the Armed Forces of the future. 

James Heappey MP was elected as the Conservative Member of Parliament for the Wells Constituency in May 2015. Before entering politics, James served in the Army reaching the rank of Major. In a 10 year career in the Rifles, James served on operations in Kabul in 2005, Northern Ireland in 2006, Basra in 2007 and Sangin in Helmand Province in 2009. He also served in Kenya and across the United Kingdom. James was appointed Minister for Defence Procurement in December 2019, having previously served as Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Prime Minister. He became Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for the Armed Forces in February 2020. 

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