§ 28. Mr. Warren
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will increase the resources available for the air defence of the United Kingdom and explain how the concept of NATO funding affects new projects associated with this need.
§ Mr. Mulley
We are always seeking to improve our air defence capability, and presently plan a substantial increase in the resources available. NATO infrastructure funding provides a valuable contribution to this effort, since it enables the United Kingdom to obtain funds to assist with projects in some essential areas of air defence, notably those connected with early warning radar sites and hardened aircraft shelters.