Napalm

Defence written question – answered on 10th January 2005.

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Photo of Mrs Alice Mahon Mrs Alice Mahon Labour, Halifax

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 6 December 204, Official Report, column 339W, on napalm, whether substances similar to napalm have been used by the Coalition (a) during and (b) since the recent war in Iraq.

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

The UK has not used napalm (or similar substances) during or since the end of decisive combat operations in Iraq. Furthermore, the US has confirmed that they also have not used napalm (or similar substances) during or since the end of decisive combat operations in Iraq.

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Robbie G
Posted on 14 Jan 2005 2:06 pm (Report this annotation)

I do wish someone would ask specifically whether Mark 77 firebombs are being used. It seems that the military like to deliberately discriminate between the mk 77 firebomb and napalm purely because the ingredients (though not the effects) are different.
I suspect Mr Ingram is playing the same game.

Robbie G
Posted on 14 Jan 2005 2:08 pm (Report this annotation)

D'oh. I see that question was asked the following day. Just ignore me.

Stefan Magdalinski
Posted on 9 Nov 2005 10:30 am (Report this annotation)

It turns out that this answer was an 'accidental' complete lie. Although he hasn't admitted it in parliament, only in a private letter.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article9175.htm

and in The Independent

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article325757.e...

Stefan Magdalinski
Posted on 9 Nov 2005 10:51 am (Report this annotation)

Actually, further research reveals that it has been discussed in parliament:

http://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id=2005-06-28.6232.h&am...