§ Lord Kennet
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the United States Defense Department is consulting them about the development of the Single Integrated Operational Plan, in accordance with the Nuclear Weapons Employment and Acquisition Master Plan 1982, especially in relation to the deployment of cruise missiles in Europe.
§ The Minister of State for Defence Support (Lord Trefgarne)
No. The basing of ground-launched cruise missiles in Europe stems from NATO's twin track decision of December 1979, and reflects an Alliance rather than a US national requirement.