HC Deb 06 March 2000 vol 345 c498W
Mr. Dalyell

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many de-mining staff his Department has in(a) Mostar and (b) Pristina. [113353]

Dr. Moonie

There are no British military Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel in Mostar. One team of four personnel is currently based in Pristina, and there are three further teams at other locations in Kosovo.

Under UN arrangements in Kosovo, demining is predominantly the task of a number of commercial contractors and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). British military EOD teams undertake demining tasks in support of KFOR operations, although they have also responded positively to local requests to clear unexploded ordnance where there was a pressing humanitarian need.