§ Lord Kennet
asked Her Majesty's Government:
On what grounds it was decided to omit offshore installations including pipelines from among the "vital installations" the defence of which against attack by enemy special forces and conventional air attack was practised in the recent exercise Brave Defender.
§ Lord Trefgarne
Exercise Brave Defender was not designed to practise all of our contingency arrangements for a period of tension or war. The ground defence plans tested in the exercise apply only to installations within the United Kingdom itself.