HC Deb 03 May 1983 vol 42 c36W
31. Dame Judith Hart

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will refuse permission to members of the Chilean air force to enter the Royal Air Force base at Greenham Common in July for the international air tattoo.

Mr. Wiggin


Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the answer of 18 April, Official Report, c. 46, if he will publish in the Official Report an accurate version of what Major-General Thorne said to the press on 2 April.

Mr. Wiggin

A full version is not available. The main inaccuracy is that, while General Thorne said that in his view it would not be feasible to reduce Falklands garrison force levels until the threat reduced, he did not, as stated inThe Guardian article, say that the British garrison should be kept at 3,500 men for at least eight years.