§ Mr. Hancock
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the jungle training exercise in Brunei carried out between 1 April 1997 and 31 March 1998. 
§ Mr. Spellar
These exercises provide necessary training for jungle warfare instructors and for some units who are required to be able to operate safely in a jungle environment as part of their operational role. I understand that these exercises, which are individually assessed by the Army authorities, are regarded as having satisfied the purposes for which they were mounted.