HC Deb 04 May 2000 vol 349 c201W
Mr. Quentin Davies

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the supplies of training ammunition held by Challenger II tanks in Bosnia and Kosovo. [120790]

Mr. Spellar

Challenger II has only recently been introduced to Kosovo and is being introduced to Bosnia shortly. The supplies of training ammunition held by units for use by main battle tanks in Bosnia and Kosovo are entirely adequate for their needs. The facilities and opportunities for training in Bosnia are good, but the operational environment in Kosovo does not currently afford such good opportunities.