Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:13 pm on 14th November 2001.

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Photo of Lord Mackie of Benshie Lord Mackie of Benshie Liberal Democrat 4:13 pm, 14th November 2001

My Lords, can the Minister reassure me on what may seem to be a small point? I know that the marine commandos are accustomed and equipped for winter warfare when training in Norway, but there is talk of putting 20,000 of our troops into Afghanistan in winter. Do we have the equipment for them so that they can maintain themselves in that appalling climate?