To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many reservists, of what rank, and in what roles are serving in (a) the Croatia theatre and (b) the Bosnia theatre in support of the British contribution to UNPROFOR.
There is one member of the reserve forces serving in Croatia, a lieutenant commander of the Royal Naval Reserve public affairs branch; there are none serving in Bosnia.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many men and of what rank from (a) the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, (b) the Gordon Highlanders and (c) the Queen's Lancashire Regiment are currently serving with the Prince of Wales Own (Yorkshire) Regiment in Bosnia.
The information is as follows:
|(a) The Argyll and Sutherland|
|(b) The Gordon Highlanders|
|(c) The Queen's Lancashire Regiment|
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what reports he has received from British forces of fighting between Croat and Muslim forces near the British Army base in' Vitez on 16 June; and what representations he intends to make to Croat and Muslim authorities.
The security situation around the British forces base at Vitez is closely monitored by troops on the ground there. On 16 June there was fighting between the Croats and Muslims in the Lasva valley near Vitez. No representations were made to the Croat or Muslim authorities.