Skip to main content

Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 495: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the proportion of improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan triggered by (a) weight, (b) command wire and (c) remote detonation by electronic signal in (i) 2007 and (ii) 2008. (283548)

I am withholding the information 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 many locally employed translators are working for the armed forces in each region of Afghanistan. (283553)

The armed forces employ nine locally employed translators in Afghanistan. Of these six are in Kabul and three in Helmand Province.

The armed forces also employ 397 locally employed interpreters. Of these six are based in Kandahar, 32 in Kabul and 359 in Helmand Province.