Depleted Uranium

Defence written question – answered on 19th March 2003.

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Photo of Mr Andy King Mr Andy King Labour, Rugby and Kenilworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether, in the event of military action in Iraq (a) UK and (b) US forces will use tank shells containing depleted uranium.

Photo of Adam Ingram Adam Ingram Minister of State (Armed Forces), Ministry of Defence

United Kingdom Forces currently deployed to the Gulf have depleted uranium tank munitions available as part of their armoury and will use them if necessary.

I am unable to comment on United States Forces' munitions.

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