HC Deb 14 January 1975 vol 884 c62W
42. Mr. Critchley

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether Her Majesty's Government will submit themselves to a similar process of consultation with NATO in regard to its defence review as did the Netherlands in 1974; and, if so, whether the Government will permit the publication by NATO of the deliberations of the Defence Planning Committee of the Alliance in the form of an agreed communiqué.

Mr. Mason

Consultations with our NATO allies on our defence review proposals are being conducted in accordance with the established procedures which I described to the House on 16th December 1974, and which were also followed in the case of the Netherlands earlier last year. I cannot anticipate the results of the Defence Planning Committee's deliberations.

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