§ Mr. Churchill
asked the Secretary of State for Defence, in the light of the increasing nuclear threat to the United Kingdom posed by the USSR's deployment of SS-20 mobile intermediary-range ballistic missiles and the Backfire nuclear strike bomber, what plans he has to modify and modernise the RAF's V-bomber force beyond 1982, on the lines of the United States Air Force's programme for the B-52 force.
§ Mr. Wellbeloved
None. On present plans the Tornado will replace the RAF's Vulcans in the strike role in the early 1980s and the latter will then be taken out of service.