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Afghanistan: Rifles

Volume 712: debated on Monday 5 October 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many incidents of SA80 rifles jamming have been reported to junior officers in Afghanistan this year; and how many SA80 rifles have been withdrawn for maintenance or repair as a result of jamming. [HL5392]

Rifle jamming incidents are not recorded centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

No equipment failure reports have been submitted for SA80 rifles in Afghanistan during 2009.