§ 12. Mr. Latham
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will make a statement on the arrangements for defence of Gibraltar's air strip; and whether it is intended to install Rapier missiles there.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
The responsibility for defence of the Gibraltar airfield lies with the anti-aircraft troop of the Gibraltar Regiment, who are armed with L40/70 Bofors guns. We have no plans to instal Rapier.