CONSERVATIVE
New Forest East

DEFENCE (FRONT BENCH) – IRAQ EQUIPMENT – 15 December 2003

Dr Julian Lewis: When the Secretary of State briefs his opposite numbers among our NATO allies, will he explain to them something of the contradiction between the supplies of equipment furnished to British troops in Iraq and the assurances he has given to the House and the Select Committee on Defence? In particular, will he explain why the National Audit Office found that 200,000 sets of body armour had gone missing, having been issued during the years since 1999?