Consultation outcome

Proposed cessation of the Ministry of Defence’s military aid to civil authorities

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The outcome of this consultation is available in the document above.

Original consultation


The Ministry of Defence currently publishes military aid to civil authorities on an annual basis. We are now seeking external users’ views on ceasing publication.

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Consultation description

This is an annual publication that provides information on the number of vessels boarded by the Royal Navy Fishery Protection Squadron (RN FPS) within British fishery limits, and the number of court convictions and financial administration penalties (FAPs) issued as a result of the boardings.

We are proposing to cease production of this publication for a number of reasons which are outlined in the consultation document.

Ways to respond

If you have any comments on the proposed changes, these can be submitted by either email or post:



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Consultation document

Published 17 July 2017
Last updated 14 September 2017 + show all updates
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