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Uranium Dust, Kuwait

Volume 202: debated on Friday 24 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any health tests were conducted on members of 21 EOD Squadron on their return from clean-up operations in Kuwait in 1991 to assess whether any depleted uranium dust was inhaled or ingested during their period of assistance to Royal Ordnance.

We have no reason to suppose that 21 EOD Squadron handled or otherwise came into contact with depleted uranium while in Kuwait. With this in mind, no additional health checks were instituted over and above the regular/routine health checks carried out on all service personnel.