HC Deb 16 March 2001 vol 364 c755W
Mr. Frank Cook

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the anti-vehicle mines held by the UK, including mine type, the quantities of stocks held anti-handling devices and fuse types. [152600]

Mr. Spellar

The UK currently holds five different types of anti-tank mines. These are:

  1. MK 7/4 and MK 7/7
  2. Barmine—L9s, L17s and L18s
  3. L3A1—Lightweight non-metallic
  4. L35A1—Shielder Vehicle Launched Scatterable Mine System
  5. AT2—Anti-Tank sub-munition delivered by Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)

Only the AT2 anti-tank mine has an anti-handling device.

None of the anti-tank mines held in the UK stockpile contravene the Ottawa Convention.

I am withholding the quantities of stocks held and fuse types in accordance with exemption 1, (a) of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information.

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