§ Mr. Sheerman
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Army ambulances were(a) used and (b) damaged or lost in (i) the Gulf conflict and (ii) in deployment with the United Nations in the former Yugoslavia. 579W
§ Mr. Soames
Information regarding the number of Army ambulances used, damaged or lost during the Gulf conflict is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
The number of Army ambulances deployed to the former Yugoslavia in support of the United Nations fluctuated throughout the period, but the average number in theatre at any one time was 17 wheeled ambulances and 13 tracked ambulances. No ambulances were lost during the deployment. Information on the number damaged is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.