HC Deb 31 July 1984 vol 65 cc170-1W
Mr. Trotter

asked the Secretary of State for Defence when the Defence Council met during the last five years.

Mr. Lee

The frequency of Defence Council meetings over the last five years has been as follows:

Calendar year Number of meetings
1979 8
1980 9
1981 2
1982 1
1983 0
*1984 0
* To date.

The single service boards of the Defence Council of course met on numerous occasions during the same period.