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Military Activities (Animals)

Volume 403: debated on Tuesday 8 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many animals, by species, are employed by British services in the Gulf; and how many have been (a) injured and (b) killed as a result of military and other action to date. [107243]

There are currently 25 dogs employed by United Kingdom forces in the Gulf. None has been injured or killed. A further seven dogs are to be deployed to the Gulf in the coming days.