§ Mr. Livingstone
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 17 June 1998,Official Report, column 230, on riot control agents, if his Department has completed its review of the quantity of CS gas which it holds. 
§ Mr. Spellar
The MOD has now completed its review of CS gas holdings, which has confirmed a continuing requirement for CS gas as part of a generic, non-lethal weapon capability for operational deployments, and for use in NBC training. Stockholdings will be consistent with the identified requirement.