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Biological Agents (Testing)

Volume 404: debated on Wednesday 30 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many defence analytical laboratories in the UK have the (a) equipment and (b) expertise to provide a testing service for (i) anthrax, (ii) botulism, (iii) staphylococcus enterotoxin B, (iv) ricin, (v) plague and (vi) smallpox. [109290]

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory Porton Down is the only defence laboratory within the United Kingdom that possesses this capability.