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Armed Forces: Weapons

Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department records the number of (a) armoured vehicles, (b) aircraft, (c) helicopters and (d) weapons systems removed from service as a result of battle damage in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2003. (245089)

Such information is held, but I am withholding it as its disclosure would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the armed forces.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on repairing (a) armoured vehicles, (b) aircraft, (c) helicopters and (d) weapons systems damaged owing to their use in Iraq and Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement. (245091)

This information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.