§ Mrs. Clwyd
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the failure rates of anti-personnel land mines which are intended to self-destruct or self-neutralise; and what is their purchase cost.
§ Mr. Freeman
No self-destructing or self-neutralising anti-personnel land mines are in service with the armed forces and no MOD tests have been carried out into their failure rates. Details of their purchase cost are not held by my Department.