HC Deb 31 July 1997 vol 299 c474W
Mr. Key

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 25 July,Official Report, column 785, on land mines, when his officials first learnt that all British anti-personnel land mines had not been taken up following conflicts in the Falkland Islands and the Gulf. [11611]

Mr. Spellar

Officials in my Department have been aware since the clearance of British minefields in the Falkland Islands in August 1986 that one British anti-personnel land mine could not be located.

The officials responsible for providing my right hon. Friend with advice on this subject were informed on 10 July 1997 by those responsible for laying the anti-personnel land mines in Iraq that not all have been recovered.

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