Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Substandard equipment

Yesterday Keetch put out another press release on the standard of army equipment.

Responding to comments by the family of Scots soldier Gordon Gentle, who was killed in Iraq, that the Ministry of Defence has breached its duty of care towards him by failing to provide sufficient equipment, Paul Keetch:

This tragic case confirms the Liberal Democrats’ concerns over sub-standard kit in Iraq. This death might have been prevented with the fitting of an electronic signal jamming device. The Ministry of Defence needs to ensure the military staff doing service in Iraq, their families and the British public that everything is being done to protect the lives of our soldiers.

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