§ Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what research is being carried out into the effect of hydrocarbons released by oil fires on the cells of animals' bodies in Kuwait.
§ Mr. Baldry
[holding answer 3 June 1991]: I have been asked to reply.
I am not aware of research on this particular topic but as I have already indicated to the hon. Member (Official Report, 28 March, column 458 and 17 April, column 183) a comprehensive assessment of environmental damage caused by the conflict is now being carried out by the United Nations Environment Programme.