§ Brian White
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British service personnel are involved in mine clearance and explosive ordnance disposal; and in which countries such personnel are working. 
§ Mr. Ingram
There are approximately 170 British service personnel involved in mine clearance and explosive ordnance disposal on overseas operations and exercises. They are deployed to Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia, the Falklands, Afghanistan, Kenya and Canada. There are approximately 200 held at high readiness for EOD tasks within the United Kingdom.