Cluster Bombs

Defence written question – answered on 4th May 2004.

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Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many cluster bombs are stockpiled by the Ministry of Defence, broken down by type.

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

Stockholdings of cluster bombs are held at an authorised War Reserve stock figure. Details of the precise numbers of weapons could provide a potential adversary with information that could undermine our defence capabilities. This information is therefore withheld in accordance with Exemption 1 (Defence, Security and International Relations) of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information.

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