§ 17. Mrs. Anne Campbell
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will reconsider the decision to use depleted uranium in anti-tank missiles.
§ Mr. Hanley
The British armed forces are equipped with only one type of anti-tank ammunition containing depleted uranium: this is high kinetic energy 120mm ammunition fired from tank guns. DU ammunition is used for its particular abilities to penetrate and thereby defeat modern armour. There are no plans to remove it from the Army's inventory.