§ Captain Kerby
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he is satisfied that the Alouette helicopters of the Royal Malaysian Air Force are capable of providing adequate transport and support for British ground forces in Sabah; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Millan
The Alouette is not a transport helicopter. It is used for reconnaissance and liaison. The Royal Malaysian Air Force uses its Alouette helicopters in conjunction with the helicopters of the Royal Air Force in support of Malaysian and British ground forces.