HC Deb 16 May 2003 vol 405 cc453-4W
Dr. Julian Lewis

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the construction of Marchwood military port to the success of Operation Telic. [112252]

Mr. Ingram

Sea Mounting Centre Marchwood played an essential part in the success of Operation Telic, since it is configured and roled for just such an operational deployment Of the 46 vessels which deployed from the UK, 32 were loaded at Marchwood.