HC Deb 06 November 1989 vol 159 c483W
Mr. Key

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement about corrosive liquid alleged to have fallen from aircraft at the aircraft and armament experimental establishment at Boscombe down; and if he will compensate those whose property has been damaged.

Mr. Neubert

We have received a few reports of car paintwork damaged by droplets of a fluid which may have been discharged from an aircraft operating from the aircraft and armaments experimental establishment at Boscombe down on the afternoon of 25 October. The MOD accepts that it is probable that this damage was caused by the discharge of the fluid, which was a variant of antifreeze. MOD will consider claims for compensation from those whose property has been damaged.

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