§ 48. Mr. Tebbit
asked the Secretary of State for Defence, in the deployment of British Armed Forces, from which Powers it is assumed that a hostile act is likely to originate.
§ Mr. Mulley
The majority of British forces are deployed in those areas in466W which the United Kingdom can best contribute to NATO's deterrent strategy. This strategy is based on forward defence to defend the full territorial integrity of NATO members, and flexible response, to give the Alliance a wide range of options to deter all forms of aggression.
Other forces are deployed to meet our commitments outside NATO, including the security of our remaining dependent territories.