§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the change of specification was that led to the decision not to publish the October 1999 report of the Defence Scientific Advisory Council on the injury potential of the L21A1 plastic baton round at the 1-metre minimum range of engagement. 
§ Mr. Ingram
I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to him by the then Minister of State for the Armed Forces, my hon. Friend the Member for Warley (Mr. Spellar), on132W 11 May 2001, Official Report, column 417W, and to paragraphs 10 and 11 of the Statement of Defence Scientific Advisory Council placed in the Library of the House on 2 April 2001.