HC Deb 15 May 1995 vol 260 c53W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 2 May,Official Report, column 202, how many projector area defence land mines were produced for his Department by Royal Ordnance factories in 1986; when the research was undertaken that revealed that a command detonated point defence weapon such as a projector area defence weapon fell within the standard NATO definition of a land mine; and if he will list the numbers of (a) anti-tank, (b) anti-personnel, (c) area denial and (d) any other type of land mine stockpiled by any organisation or body responsible to his Department. [23120]

Mr. Freeman

The research which revealed that the projector area defence weapon falls within the NATO standard definition of a land mine was undertaken as part of the preparation for my reply to the question asked by the hon. Member, answered on 2 May 1995,Official Report, column 202.

It is our established policy for security reasons not to reveal quantities of munitions held.