HC Deb 16 January 1979 vol 960 c691W
27. Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what action is being taken to speed up reinforcements to the northern flank in time of tension; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mulley

Together with our NATO allies the Government have under constant review the arrangements for reinforcing the northern flank in time of tension. For example, the United Kingdom has recently agreed with the Norwegian Government to stockpile Royal Marine oversnow vehicles in north Norway. The regular exercises conducted in northern Norway by British and allied forces are designed to test and improve our capability.