§ Mr. Soley
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many prisoners have been taken by personnel of the Special Air Service in their operations in the last 10 years; who those people were; and what was their subsequent fate;
(2) in how many incidents people have been killed in operations by the Special Air Service in the last 10 years; who those people were; and where and in what circumstances they were killed;
(3) what instructions, beyond those applying to other units of the armed forces, govern the use of lethal force by the Special Air Service.
§ Mr. Ian Stewart
It has been the policy of successive Governments not to comment on the operations or activities of special forces.