asked Her Majesty's Government:When they expect deliveries of the Heckler and Koch MP7 carbine to the military police to start; when they expect deliveries to be complete; how long they expect training in the use of this weapon to take; and when they expect all members of the military police to be equipped with this weapon and trained in its use. [HL1616]
I assume the noble Lord is referring to the procurement of the Heckler and Koch MP7 personal defence weapon for the Ministry of Defence Police. Deliveries of the MP7 are scheduled to start in March 2005 and be completed during July 2005. Training in the use of this weapon takes between three to four days depending on the role of the individual officer. All members of the Ministry of Defence Police who require an MP7 will be equipped and trained by June 2006.