§ 15. Mr. Foulkes
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what reappraisal of equipment procurement he has undertaken following the Falkland Islands conflict.
§ Mr. Pattie
The process of evaluating the lessons to be learned from the Falklands operation is already well under way but it would be premature for me to make a statement on this subject until we have had an opportunity to examine fully all aspects of the crisis. We shall then be in a position to take reasoned and considered decisions on what adjustments need to be made to the defence programme.