New Forest East

DEFENCE – CBW & IRAQ – 24 March 1998

Dr Julian Lewis: A fortnight ago, hon. Members on both sides of the House were deeply impressed by the bravery of the Secretary of State for Defence and his ministerial team in baring their arms for anthrax vaccinations. Are we now to assume that perhaps that gesture was a little more self-interested than it appeared at the time?

[It had just been reported that Saddam Hussein was planning to smuggle biological warfare weapons into the United Kingdom.]