§ Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what part the United Kingdom is to play, in the context of the Anglo-Portuguese alliance or of NATO, in the reorganisation and re-equipment of the Portuguese armed forces.
§ Mr. Mason
In common with our other NATO allies, we have offered the Portuguese authorities such help as we can give in the restructuring of their armed forces. We have asked the Portuguese to let us know the areas in which they would like assistance from the United Kingdom. Individual offers of assistance to Portugal will be monitored and co-ordinated by NATO.