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Armed Forces, Kuwait

Volume 644: debated on Monday 10 July 1961

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67.

asked the Secretary of State for War to what extent troops serving in Kuwait have been conditioned to a tropical climate and instructed in the elementary techniques of avoiding heat exhaustion.

Most of the troops serving in Kuwait are already acclimatised, having been moved from other tropical stations. All soldiers receive instruction in the elementary techniques of avoiding heat exhaustion as part of their recruit training, and special instructions have been issued to troops who have been sent to the Persian Gulf.

68.

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will take immediate steps to ensure an adequate supply of beer for the troops serving in Kuwait.

I am glad to be able to inform the lion. Member that an adequate supply of beer has arrived in Kuwait and will be in continuous supply from now on.