asked the Minister of Defence what special measures are being taken to provide ice and other amenities for Her Majesty's forces defending Kuwait.
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave yesterday to the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Belper (Mr. G. Brown).
asked the Minister of Defence what air support to ground troops in Kuwait is being supplied by the Royal Navy.
I would refer the hon. Member to my reply yesterday to the Question by the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Belper (Mr. G. Brown) which showed the important rôle played by H.M.S. "Bulwark" and the naval vessels in the operation.
asked the Minister of Defence whether, in view of the importance of speed in mounting the Kuwait operation, this proceeded within the time scale envisaged.
Yes. As my hon. Friend will have seen from the full statement issued in HANSARD yesterday, the operation was mounted with commendable speed and was accomplished satisfactorily within the time scale envisaged. It reflects great credit on all officers and men who took part in it.