§ Mr. Murphy
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what action the Government are preparing to take in the context of the North Atlantic Council to maximise conventional firepower and progressively to introduce proven systems incorporating emerging technologies.
§ Mr. Pattie
We are participating fully in current Alliance work designed to select the areas in which338W emerging technology could be applied most effectively in order to improve our conventional capability. Our forward programmes for all three services already contain many items which incorporate advanced technologies: for example, Spearfish, the multiple launch rocket system and Tornado with JP 233.