§ Mr. Faulds
asked the Minister of State for Defence what illegal military activities in the Bahamas have been uncovered by a Royal Marine Commando group; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Kirk
In January of this year a Royal Marine training exercise was carried out in the Bahamas. During the exercise the opportunity was taken to conduct searches of Andros Island and of Williams and Billy Islands which lie off the west coast of Andros. A skeleton, spent ammunition and used medical equipment which were discovered indicated that the islands could have been used illegally.