HC Deb 24 February 1995 vol 255 c380W
Mrs. Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what research he has carried out to investigate weapons systems which could act as alternatives to anti-personnel land mines.

Mr. Freeman

The need for anti-personal land mines is kept under review. Such reviews include the investigation of possible alternative ways of carrying out the important defensive role which is currently fulfilled by anti-personnel land mines. Recent operational analysis has not identified any weapon system which could act as an effective alternative to anti-personnel land mines.

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