§ Dame Judith Hart
asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will refuse permission for the entry to the Royal Air Force base at Greenham Common of any display of cruise missile transporter erector launchers at the international air tattoo in July;
(2) if he will ensure that no cruise missile transport erector launchers will enter the United Kingdom before December 1983;
(3) if he will ensure that no training in the deployment of cruise missiles in the United Kingdom will be allowed before December.
§ Mr. Blaker
Preparations are proceeding to enable deployment of cruise missiles in the United Kingdom to begin by the end of the year unless an agreement involving the total elimination of all longer range land based INF missiles can be reached in the arms control negotiations in Geneva. I am not prepared to discuss the details of these preparations, but we have always made clear that NATO's deployment plans can be halted, modified or put into reverse if results in Geneva warrant such action. The question of displays at the international air tattoo is a38W matter for the RAF Benevolent Fund which organises the tattoo. However, I can say that there are no plans for the display of cruise missile-related equipment at this year's show.