Investigations were continuing into alleged drug offences committed by three other soldiers - two lance-corporals and one private - the Armed Forces minister, Nicholas Soames, said. Two others, a corporal and a lance-corporal, have been cleared.
The four facing disciplinary hearings are a lance-corporal and three privates. The Ministry of Defence has refused to give further details of the incidents.
Mr Soames, replying to the Liberal Democrat defence spokesman Menzies Campbell, said: "Although we view all cases involving the misuse of drugs with concern, the total number of personnel investigated represents less than 1 per cent of the British forcesserving in the former Yugoslavia."Reuse content