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Land Mines: Detectors

Volume 507: debated on Thursday 11 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department’s policy is on the provision of pre-deployment mine detection training. (321367)

Personnel are trained in Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Tactics, Techniques and Procedures and how to use the Vallon Hand Held Metal Detector during pre-deployment training, if their operational role in theatre requires it. Additional training is provided on arrival in theatre to ensure that personnel are given the latest tactics, techniques and procedures. All pre-deployment training is reviewed constantly in the light of operational experience.