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Medical Personnel

Volume 407: debated on Friday 20 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Storm Shadow missiles were used during the Iraq conflict; and if he will make a statement on its operational effectiveness. [111814]

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Storm Shadow missiles were fired by Tornado bombers during Operation Telic. [115324]

27 Storm Shadow Missiles were used during recent operations in Iraq and are considered to have performed highly effectively.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) precision and (b) non-precision bombs were used by British forces during operations in Iraq. [113244]

British Forces used in the region of 780 precision bombs and in the region of 140 non-precision bombs during operations in Iraq.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of available stocks of (a) precision guided munitions and (b) non-precision guided munitions were used during the Iraq conflict. [113263]

I am withholding this information under Exemption 1 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what stocks of (a) solid propellant, (b) other fuel, including unsymmetrical dimethyl hydrazine, (c) oxidiser and (d) other related materials capable of use with short or medium range ballistic missiles capable of being fired at ranges (i) no greater than 150km and (ii) greater than 150km have (A) been captured by and (B) fallen into the possession of coalition forces in Iraq; [114923](2) what transporter-erector-launchers, other mobile launchers, fixed launchers, support vehicles or other related equipment capable of use with short or medium range ballistic missiles capable of being fired at ranges

(a) no greater than 150km and (b) greater than 150km have (i) been captured by and (ii) fallen into the possession of Coalition forces in Iraq; [114931]

(3) what stocks of warheads, airframes, engine components or guidance and control components capable of use with short or medium range ballistic missiles with the capable of being fired at ranges (a) no greater than 150km and (b) greater than 150km have been identified as having been destroyed (i) by Coalition forces and (ii) other causes during the recent conflict; [114929]

(4) what (a) drawings, (b) technical, research, production, testing, administrative or other documentation, (c) computer diskettes, (d) video tapes or other data storage media, (e) training aids and (f) remnants of tested or destroyed items have been (i) identified by the Coalition as related to Iraqi short or medium range missile programmes and (ii) seized; [114933]

(5) what stocks of warheads, airframes, engine components or guidance and control components capable of use with short or medium range ballistic missiles capable of being fired at ranges (a) no greater than 150km and (b) greater than 150km have (i) been captured and (ii) fallen into the possession of Coalition forces in Iraq; [114930]

(6) how many short or medium range ballistic missiles capable of being fired at ranges (a) no greater than 150km and (b) greater than 150km have (i) been captured by and (ii) fallen into the possession of Coalition forces on Iraq; [114926]

(7) how many short or medium range ballistic missiles capable of being fired at ranges (a) no greater than 150km and (b) greater than 150km have been identified

as having been destroyed, prior to launch, (i) by Coalition forces and (ii) by other causes during the recent conflict in the Gulf; [114928]

(8) what stocks of (a) solid propellant, (b) other fuel (including unsymmetrical dimethyl hydrazine), (c) oxidiser and (d) other related materials capable of use with short or medium range ballistic missiles capable of being fired at ranges (i) no greater than 150km and (ii) greater than 150km have been identified as having been destroyed (A) by Coalition forces and (B) other causes during the recent conflict; [114924]

(9) what transporter-erector-lauchers, other mobile launchers, fixed launchers, support vehicles or other related equipment capable of use with short or medium range ballistic missiles capable of being fired at ranges (a) no greater than 150km and (b) greater than 150km have been identified as having been destroyed by (i) Coalition forces and (ii) other causes during the recent conflict in Iraq. [114932]

Coalition forces are currently conducting investigations into Iraq's programmes to develop weapons of mass destruction. One aim of these investigations will be to account for Iraq's illegal weapons programmes, including ballistic missiles with proscribed ranges and associated materials, and their final dispositions. We are confident that further evidence of Iraq's illegal weapons programmes, including ballistic missiles with proscribed ranges, will be uncovered. At the appropriate time, we will make the evidence public.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) secondments and (b) advisers have been attached to his forces in Iraq to assist with or advise on United States peace keeping operations; and if he will make a statement. [116233]

[holding answer 3 June 2003]: There are some 40 military and civilian personnel attached to United States forces in order to assist or advise them with peace keeping operations. Some 15 more military personnel will be arriving in Baghdad between 15 and 25 June 2003.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the targets hit by each of the Cruise missiles fired by HMS Turbulent during the invasion of Iraq; and if he will place in the Library the full battle damage assessment assembled for each Cruise missile fired from the submarine. [117626]

I am withholding this information in accordance with Exemption la of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information, which relates to defence, security and international relations.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on his Department's disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration strategy for Iraq. [118778]

The Government are contributing to current discussions on how the Coalition Provisional Authority should approach Security Sector Reform in Iraq, including the disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration of former members of Iraq's armed forces back into Iraqi society.