HL Deb 13 March 2003 vol 645 c192WA
Lord Vivian

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the problems encountered with local suppliers providing British troops in the Gulf region have now been solved. [HL1942]

Lord Bach

The current level of support provided to British troops by local suppliers is commendable considering the speed and size of build up in the Gulf. It is inevitable with a deployment of this scale that there will be occasional isolated difficulties. Where these have occurred, swift action has been taken to rectify the problem.