§ Mr. Caton:
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on progress in investigating allegations made by women in Kenya that they were raped by British soldiers. 23W
§ Mr. Ingram:
The Special Investigation Branch (SIB) of the Royal Military Police is currently engaged in a major criminal investigation into these allegations. A major incident room has been established in the UK and the investigation team has visited Kenya a number of times in recent months to examine Kenyan police records and to interview alleged victims. The SIB continues to act with the full support of the Kenyan authorities. It would be inappropriate to comment further while the investigation remains on-going.