§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if any of Her Majesty's armed forces(a) have been equipped since 1963 or (b) are currently equipped with United States weapons tipped with depleted uranium; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
The only equipment which falls into this category is the US-manufactured Vulcan phalanx close-in weapons system which uses US-manufactured depleted uranium tipped ammunition, and which has been fitted in some Royal Navy surface ships since 1982.
The Army has United Kingdom-manufactured depleted uranium tank ammunition which was procured for, and used during, the Gulf conflict.