§ Mr. Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the proposed locations of the amphibious landings and parachute assault landings in Galloway, Arran and Kintyre during Exercise Purple Warrior in November in the current year; how many troops will be involved in each of these landings; what type of aircraft will be involved in Exercise Purple Warrior, listing the numbers of each type; whether there will be any United States military participation in Exercise Purple Warrior; if he will provide details of the facilities being made available to Warsaw treaty organisation observers at Exercise Purple Warrior; what is the estimated cost of Exercise Purple Warrior; if he will list the names of all properties on and over which Exercise Purple Warrior will be conducted, indicating the owner of the land in each case; and if he will list the nature, location and extent of any planned live firing during Exercise Purple Warrior.
§ Mr. Ian Stewart
[pursuant to his reply, 16 July 1987]: I refer the hon. Member to the text of an MOD press release, a copy of which I am placing in the Library. There is nothing to add to that press release at present, but details of all exercises are subject to adjustment as preparations continue and I shall let the hon. Member know in clue course if there are material changes.