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Military Aircraft

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 29 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) aircraft, broken down by type and (b) tanks were withdrawn from service in each year since 1997. (165066)

The following table provides details of the numbers of main battle tanks withdrawn from service with the armed forces in each year since 1997:

Equipment

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

[Challenger 1 (CR1 MBT)

0

0

14

74

90

88

96

53

8

3

0

Challenger 2 (CR 2MBT)

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

140

0

1 20 CR2 MBT are being used as a source of spares. A further 20 remain in storage pending a disposal decision

I will write to the hon. Member with the corresponding information for aircraft and place a copy of my letter in the Library of the House.