§ Mr. Home Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many tracked vehicles, and of what type, are to be deployed as part of the artillery contingent to be sent to the Adriatic on Argus; and what armoured protection such vehicles possess.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
Seven armoured personnel carriers and 29 vehicles designed for cross country use in winter conditions are deploying to the Adriatic. While it is not our practice to comment on the detail, they have the armoured protection assessed as necessary to enable them to undertake their tasks.