§ Lord Vivian
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What plans they have to accommodate press teams and television networks in any forthcoming conflict in the Gulf. [HL2163]
§ Lord Bach
The Ministry of Defence has compiled a media pool of accredited United Kingdom war 61WA correspondents to accompany our forces. Some 130 such correspondents are presently embedded with all three services, aboard ships, with frontline fighting regiments and at RAF bases in the region. In addition, there is an intention to take parties of journalists from all disciplines, but with a more international mix, on short escorted visits periodically to our Armed Forces in the Gulf.