HC Deb 07 July 1961 vol 643 c163W
Mr. Wigg

asked the Minister of Defence (1) if he will state the number of men serving in the Persian Gulf requiring medical treatment, and admitted to hospital, respectively, on each day from 1st July onwards;

(2) what special dietary arrangements have been made for British forces serving in the Persian Gulf in order to prevent heat hyper-exia;

(3) whether special arrangements have been made for the Air-Officer-Commanding British Troops in Kuwait to secure the advice of senior consultants in connection with the prevention and treatment of heat hyper-exia; and which specialists with wide experience in this field are serving with the forces.

Mr. Watkinson

Every possible step is being taken to minimise the hardships of members of the Forces in Kuwait.

I hope to make a fuller statement next week.