§ Mr. Keetch
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what medical equipment is(a) possessed by his Department and (b) being shipped to the Gulf; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Dr. Moonie
The Ministry of Defence holds a vast range of medical equipment, ranging from pharmaceutical items through to mobile operating theatres. To list all the medical equipment held by the MOD, and that which is currently being moved to the Gulf, would be impracticable and could be done only at disproportionate cost. Sufficient medical equipment would be deployed to provide the level of medical support required in the event of military action against Iraq.