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Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 12th May 2020.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Lee Enfield No.8 small bore target rifles his Department has destroyed in the last five years; and whether his Department plans to destroy any more of those rifles.

Photo of Jeremy Quin Jeremy Quin The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) Warehouse Management System records that twelve Lee Enfield No.8 small bore target rifles were destroyed in the last five years. The MOD is examining possible disposal options for the remaining rifles, although no decisions have yet been made.

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