HC Deb 17 November 1997 vol 301 c71W
Mr. Key

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his Answer of 22 May,Official Report, column 115, if his Department has completed its work on dead animals found and analysed during the Gulf war; and if he will make a statement. [15847]

Dr. Reid

My Department has now completed a survey amongst a sample of serving Gulf War veterans on this subject and collated the contemporary documentation which has been found. My officials are, however, still seeking information in respect of one important aspect of this matter from outside MOD. We deem the outstanding issue to be sufficiently significant to delay publishing a report until we know whether further information is likely to be available.