HC Deb 26 March 1985 vol 76 cc183-4W
47. Mr. Soames

asked the Secretary of State for Defence when he next proposes to review force levels in the British Army of the Rhine.

Mr. Stanley

We stand by our commitment to maintain the strength of BAOR at not less than 55,000 in peace, consistent with our obligations under the Brussels treaty. Within that commitment, the detailed composition of BAOR is under constant review to achieve the optimum and most cost-effective mix of forces.