Policy paper

2015 to 2020 government policy: Military Aid to the Civil Authorities for activities in the UK

If there is an emergency in the UK, local emergency services provide the first response; government departments or civil authorities may then request military assistance from MOD.



The support of the armed forces to civil authorities in the UK is officially termed Military Aid to the Civil Authorities (MACA). This paper shows the policy of the 2015 to 2020 Conservative government.

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Published 4 August 2016