HC Deb 19 February 1993 vol 219 c359W
Mr. Foulkes

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the naphtha-fuelled stove used by the two Royal Marines from 45 Commando who died while on a training exercise in southern Norway was service issue; if preliminary investigations have shown the stove to be faulty; and what plans there are to withdraw similar stoves from armed forces use.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

The naphtha-fuelled stove is service issue and its use is subject to the standing instructions for winter deployments by 3 Commando Brigade. The stove in question is now held by the Norwegian authorities as part of their investigations. There are no plans to withdraw similar stoves.