§ Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the outcome of Operation Antler into the activities of scientists at Porton Down. 
§ Mr. Denham
I have been asked to reply.
I refer the hon Member to the reply I gave the hon. Member for Salisbury (Mr. Key) on 29 April 2002, Official Report, column 609W.
I gave an update on progress to my hon. Friend the Member for Salisbury on 29 April 2002. Official Report, column 609W.
I am advised by Wiltshire constabulary that the inquiry, Operation Antler, is still ongoing and it would not be appropriate for a statement to be made at this time.