§ Mr. Flynn
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what security measures have been taken to protect his Department's model tanks used for target practice exercises by the Royal Air Force; how many such model tanks have been lost or stolen during exercises in Wales in the current year; and what is the cost of purchasing such tanks for his Department.
§ Mr. Aitken
During the current year a total of three inflatable tanks have been lost or stolen during exercises in Wales. The sites for the tanks are carefully chosen, with a view to minimising visibility from public places. It is not feasible individually to guard each tank. The total replacement value of the three items is £26,682.