To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will describe the objectives of the home defence exercise Torchlight, held in April 1986; which parts of the armed forces, Government Departments, and other organisations participated in the exercise; and if he will place a copy of the exercise scenario in the Library.
§ Mr. Ian Stewart
Torchlight X, which was held in April 1986, was the most recent of a series of biennial conferences on military home defence matters. The audience comprised mainly military staffs and officials from MOD; the police and officials from other Government Departments with an interest in home defence were also represented. Ministers from MOD, the Home Office and other Government Departments also attended. Details of the conference agenda and discussions are classified.