HC Deb 07 May 1987 vol 115 c528W
Mr. Best

asked the Secretary of State for Defence from which Eastern bloc countries explosives for use in British armaments are obtained stating, in respect of each, the percentage of total explosives used in British armaments.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

The only known recent instance of the use of Eastern bloc explosives in ammunition for the British services was the 1985 use, by the Belgian company PRB, of a quantity of Polish TNT in fulfilling an order for 25-pounder shells for use in low-level training. The TNT in the order concerned constituted very much less than one per cent. of that used by or in use with the British services.