HC Deb 18 December 2001 vol 377 cc171-2W
Hywel Williams

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many cruise missiles have been fired by Britain since 1983(a) in conflicts and (b) for testing purposes; [21552]

(2) if he will list the conflicts in which the UK has used cruise missiles since 1983. [21553]

Mr. Hoon

[holding answer 11 December 2001]: UK submarines launched a number of Tomahawk land attack missiles during the Kosovo campaign and also during current operations in Afghanistan.

I am withholding the precise number of cruise missiles fired in conflicts and for testing purposes in accordance with Exemption 1 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information which relates to Defence, Security and International Relations.

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