§ Mr. Hancock
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what were the causes of the crashes of(a) RAF Tornado GR1 near Everton, Nottinghamshire, on 21 January 1999, (b) RAF Harrier GR7 over Rollins Air Force Base, Nevada on 29 January 1999, (c) RAF Harrier GR7 over RAF Laarbruck, Germany on 4 February 1999, (d) RAF Bulldog T1 over RAF Leuchars on 5 March 1999, (e) Army Lynx MK7 over Tilton Hill on 18 May 1999, (f) RN Sea King HAS 6 over SNS Reina on 12 June 1999, (g) Army Turbo Islander AL1 over Broughton on 13 June 1999, (h) RAF Harrier GR7 south of Boston on 9 July 1999, (i) RAF Hercules C130 over Kukes, Albania, on 11 July 1999, (j) Army Gazelle AH1 over Belize on 11 September 1999, (k) RAF Tornado GR1 near Kirkheaton on 14 October 1999, (l) RAF Hawk T1 over Shap on 22 October 1999, (m) RAF Tornado F3 near Torness on 17 November 1999, (n) RAF Chinook HC2 in Oman on 25 November 1999, (o) RAF Harrier GR7 over Coldstream on 14 July 1999 and (p) RAF Jaguar GR1 over Moray Firth on 20 October 1999; what measures have been taken to prevent similar accidents in each case; what were the costs of each crash in terms of (i) equipment and (ii) lives; and if he will make a statement. 211W
§ Mr. Spellar
I will write to the hon. Member and a copy of my letter will be placed in the Library of the House.