§ Mr. Maclean
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what measures are taken to ensure that the criteria governing the storage, processing and handling of conventional military explosives and ammunition are up to date.
§ Mr. Lee
The explosives storage and transport committee periodically reviews procedures for Ministry of Defence-owned munitions to ensure that they are in accordance with the best advice available in explosives538W safety. The latest of these reviews, in which the Health and Safety Executive is fully involved, has just started. An independent adviser, Mr. Bryan Harvey, has been appointed by my noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Armed Forces to whom he will be able to report directly on progress.