HC Deb 11 June 1997 vol 295 c487W
Mr. Menzies Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when his Department expects to remove all remaining WE-177s from operational service. [2717]

Dr. John Reid

It was announced in April 1995 that all WE-177 bombs would be withdrawn from operational service by the end of 1998. In line with the Government's commitment to be as open as possible, I am now able to confirm that all these bombs will be withdrawn by 31 March of that year.