§ Mr. Boyes
asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will list the countries that will take part in the Wintex '85 exercises; which countries will have forces in the United Kingdom; and what activities will take place in the northern region;
(2) if he will make a statement on the activities of Wintex-Cimex '85 that will take place in the north-east of England.
§ Mr. Stanley
As I said in my reply to the hon. Member for Meirionnydd Nant Conwy (Mr. Thomas) on 30 November 1984 at column597, Wintex-Cimex '85 is a NATO-wide command post exercise conducted by Alliance members; as such, United States headquarters personnel in the United Kingdom will participate. In the north and north-east of England staff in service headquarters and selected lower formations will be involved. Details of the scenario for the exercise and the play itself are classified. All members of the Alliance will be involved in the exercise, apart from Greece which is not participating on this occasion. Since France and Spain are not part of the integrated military structure they will be involved only as observers.