§ Mr. Stanley
Our present plans remain as in the "Statement on the Defence Estimates," in which we stated our intention of increasing the size of BAOR to 56,000 by the end of the decade.
§ 27. Mr. Meadowcroft
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what effects the coinciding of the Tornado programme with the first years of the Trident programme will have on the planned re-equipment of the British Army of the Rhine.
§ Mr. Norman Lamont
Whilst expenditure on Trident is beginning to build up, the burden of the Tornado programme has declined from its peak four years ago. As summarised in chapter 4 of the "Statement on the Defence Estimates 1985", a comprehensive modernisation programme is under way in all areas of capability, including BAOR.