HC Deb 05 February 1991 vol 185 c74W
Mrs. Fyfe

To ask the Prime Minister whether, based on the manufacturer's estimate of extent of damage beyond targets hit, he can provide a conservative estimate of civilian casualties to date in the Gulf war.

The Prime Minister

The targets being attacked by coalition forces are sites which could pose a threat to allied forces or facilities supporting Iraq's occupation of Kuwait. These attacks have been carefully planned, with the aim of keeping civilian casualties as low as possible.

Mr. Latham

To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on progress on the liberation of Kuwait.

The Prime Minister

The allied air campaign continues to reduce Iraq's military capability and its ability to support the occupation of Kuwait. The campaign is proceeding as planned and air supremacy has now been achieved. Coalition forces have successfully dealt with Iraqi incursions into Saudi Arabia, and have largely destroyed Iraq's limited naval capability.