HC Deb 08 July 1991 vol 194 c281W
Mr. Home Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what evidence he has of tanks and other military equipment deteriorating as a consequence of inadequate maintenance or protection while awaiting sea transport from Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

None. The condition of tanks and other equipment returning from the Gulf was consistent with their having been used on an operation in a harsh desert environment, but the great majority were fully operational.

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