HC Deb 20 July 1993 vol 229 c163W
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.

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