HC Deb 01 February 1961 vol 633 c132W
93. Mr. W. Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware of the shortage in the British Army of the Rhine of equipment for conventional war; and what steps he intends to take to deal with the problem.

Mr. Profumo:

As my right hon. Friend has already explained to the hon. Member for Woolwich, East (Mr. Mayhew), the British Army of the Rhine, is equipped for both conventional and nuclear war. As a policy, weapons and equipment are always being replaced as part of a continuous process of re-equipment, but there is no general shortage of conventional equipment.