HC Deb 29 May 1963 vol 678 c130W
55. Mr. Healey

asked the Minister of Defence what conditions Her Majesty's Government have requested for the assignment of the British V-bomber force to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

Mr. Thorneycroft

Though the terms of any assignment to N.A.T.O. are confidential I can say that satisfactory arrangements have been made which, while contributing this powerful deterrent force to our N.A.T.O. allies, enable us to meet our other obligations—nuclear or conventional, for the use of V-bombers.