HL Deb 25 November 1985 vol 468 cc784-5WA
Lord Kennet

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What they mean by the phrase "European Architecture Studies" in the draft outline agreement with the United States on British participation in the SDI research programme.

Lord Trefgarne

The question of British participation in SDI research is still under consideration by the Government. In this context, the phrase "European Architecture Study" relates to the prospect of undertaking a purely theoretical research study of the systems necessary for the integrated defence of Europe within the context of a strategic defence system for the defence of the continental United States and its allies against ballistic missiles.