HC Deb 27 March 1975 vol 889 cc227-8W
Mr. Trotter

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what fresh military commitments outside NATO were entered into by Great Britain between June 1970 and February 1974 and since that date respectively.

Mr. Judd:

Between June 1970 and February 1974 the Labour administration's planned withdrawal from South-East Asia was halted, although the only specific fresh commitment entered into was the Five-Power defence arrangements in 1971 which replaced the Anglo-Malaysian Defence Agreement. As for changes since February 1974, Her Majesty's Government's proposals are set out in the statement on the Defence Estimates 1975.