§ Simon Hughes:
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list, broken down by Act, the criminal offences created in legislation sponsored by his Department since 1997. 
§ Mr. Caplin
[holding answer 8 May 2003]: One offence has been created in legislation sponsored by the Ministry of Defence since 1997. The Armed Forces Act 2001 included powers, in relation to persons subject to Service law, to test for alcohol or drugs after a serious incident and created the offence of failing to provide a sample in such circumstances.