HC Deb 20 January 1981 vol 997 cc91-2W
Mr. Pawsey

asked the Prime Minister if, in the interests of ensuring effective co-ordination between Departments in defence matters, she will take steps to arrange for the inclusion of a section on home defence in the defence White Paper, at present published annually by the Ministry of Defence.

The Prime Minister

Consideration will be given to the inclusion of home defence and all other aspects of the overall defence picture in the next Statement on Defence Estimates, which is already in preparation. Co-ordination between Departments on defence matters is already satisfactory.