§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland on how many occasions uranium-tipped armour piercing shells have been fired into the water from the Kirkcudbright ranges during tests.
§ Mr. Aitken
I have been asked to reply.
Firing of DU shells from Kirkcudbright started on 29 March 1982. Since that date about 4,000 shells have been fired into the Solway firth from the range.