To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) weapons and (b) rounds of ammunition for which (i) his Department has and (ii) the armed forces have responsibility have gone missing since June 2009.
The following table provides details of the number of Ministry of Defence owned weapons reported as lost/stolen from June 2009 to date, showing, as appropriate, where recovery has been effected. These figures include reported losses in-theatre.
No comprehensive figures are available in respect of ammunition losses.
|2009( 1)||2010||2011( 2)|
|(1) June to December. |
(2) To date.
(3) This figure includes 59 Minimi machine guns, the loss of which is the subject of a Royal Military Police investigation.