HC Deb 30 April 1991 vol 190 cc149-50W
29. Mr. McFall

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what military or administrative assistance his Department is giving to those attempting to extinguish the Kuwaiti oilfield fires; and what military lessons his Department has drawn from this environmental disaster.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

Assistance and advice has been provided on the disposal of unexploded ordnance by Royal Engineers personnel in Kuwait. In addition, the Royal Engineers have given safety briefings and have produced maps showing danger areas and leaflets giving safety advice. As for the lessons learnt, all aspects of the Gulf conflict are currently being investigated.