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Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the threat from sea mines since 1998; and what the results were. (94946)

As stated in Cm 6269, ‚ÄúDelivering Security in a Changing World: Future Capabilities‚ÄĚ, the reduced threat and changed requirement for large scale operations means that we can meet our operational and standing tasks with a fleet of 16 mine counter-measures vessels.