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Gulf War (Illness)

Volume 227: debated on Monday 28 June 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what complaints his Department has received from service men who participated in Operation Granby in the Gulf in 1991 in regard to illness arising from exposure to (a) toxic chemicals from oil well fires and oil slicks and (b) uranium inhaled or ingested from uranium tipped shells fired in battle.

No complaints of this nature have been reported by unit medical officers. Additionally, the armed forces medical services are not aware of any incidence of illness among service personnel, which could be attributed to either oil-well fires and oil slicks, or the inhalation or ingestion of depleted uranium from uranium tipped shells fired in battle.