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Land Rovers and Armoured Vehicles

Volume 456: debated on Monday 29 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armoured vehicles replaced Land Rovers in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq in each of the last 12 months; when he expects all Land Rovers in operation in each country to be replaced with armoured vehicles; and if he will make a statement. (110984)

I refer the hon. Member to the statement I made on 24 July 2006, Official Report, columns 74-76WS. The new armoured vehicles, some of which have already been delivered to our forces, will complement, not replace, vehicles within the existing operational fleet.

The new armoured vehicles, alongside Land Rovers, which will remain appropriate for some tasks, will give commanders on the ground a wider range of options to deal with the situations and threats they face.