HC Deb 04 November 1983 vol 47 c498W
Mr. Boyes

asked the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 1 November, in what circumstances he evisages the use of firearms to defend parts or all of the Greenham common base; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Heseltine

The use of firearms by service men is covered by rules of engagement designed to ensure that fire is only opened, as a last resort, in accordance with the law of the land and the doctrine of the minimun force necessary to protect life and vital installations.

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