§ Mr. Key
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if the carcases of camels, sheep and other animals killed during the Gulf war were(a) flow to Boscombe Down airfield, (b) transported thence to the Chemical and Biological Defence Establishment at Porton Down and (c) tested for the causes of their deaths, indicating the results of the tests. 
§ Mr. Soames
[holding answer 10 march 1997]: At present my Department has no verified information concerning reports of dead animals being found during the Gulf war. The Chemical and Biological Defence sector of the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency, situated at Porton Down, has no record of any dead animals being received or analysed in connection with the Gulf war. However, a search for information relevant to this subject is currently underway.