§ Mr. William Ross
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what investigations were made into the standard of maintenance of the shooting range at the national sports centre, Cardiff, prior to the incident of a bullet passing through the backstop wall in July 1989.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
The Army does not conduct safety inspections at civilian maintained ranges unless specifically requested to do so by the owners. Prior to the incident in July last year, no such request had been received as regards this particular range since its certification in July 1972.