HC Deb 19 May 1992 vol 208 cc121-2W
Mr. Ingram

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will give details of the number of incidents involving stray bullets which have occurred in each of the last 10 years at the Dechmont firing range, East Kilbride;

(2) if he will give details of any compensation paid to members of the public arising from incidents involving stray bullets at Dechmont firing range, East Kilbride, over the last 10 years.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

Over the past 10 years, there has been one proven incident involving stray rounds from the Dechmont firing range. This was in October 1986. A board of inquiry found that the incident, involving two stray rounds, was caused by a soldier failing to follow the correct drills.

Compensation was paid to those who had property damaged as a result of the incident.

Mr. Ingram

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the gun clubs which are registered to use the Dechmont firing range at East Kilbride.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

The following non-MOD users are licensed to use the Territorial, Auxiliary and Volunteer Reserve Association range at Dechmont:

  • Cartside Rifle Club
  • Avon Sporting Club
  • Balornock Rifle Club
  • West of Scotland Rifle and Pistol Club
  • Clyde Valley Pistol Club
  • Claymore Rifle and Pistol Gun Club
  • Martins Rifle and Pistol Club
  • Dechmont Air Gun Club
  • Strathclyde Police
  • British Deer Society

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