HL Deb 10 April 2001 vol 624 c165WA
Lord Judd

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What percentage of the bomblets, or sub-munitions, in cluster weapons fail to explode on impact. [HL1487]

The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean)

It is assessed that, on average, around 5 per cent of the bomblets in the BL755 cluster bomb fail to explode on impact.