HC Deb 02 May 1995 vol 259 cc201-2W
Dr. David Clark

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 21 April,Official Report, column 306, what types of anti-personnel mines other than Ranger mines his Department possesses; when they were purchased; from whom they were purchased; what was the total cost of the order; when they will need to be replaced; and if he will make a statement. [22300]

Mr. Freeman

My Department possesses the following anti-personnel mines, other than Rangers:

  1. (a) Mine anti-personnel C3 (Elsie)
  2. (b) Mine anti-personnel M18A1 (Claymore)
  3. (c) Projector Area Defence L1E1 (PJRAD)

These mines were purchased as follows:

  1. (a) C3 Elsie between 1965 and 1968 from Canadian Arsenals Ltd.
  2. (b) MI8A1 Claymore between 1965 and 1968, and in 1989 from the US Department of Defence.
  3. (c) L1E1 PJRAD in 1986 from Royal Ordnance.

We no longer retain a record of the costs of these procurements, and there are currently no plans for their replacement.

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