HC Deb 23 March 1987 vol 113 cc1-2W
Mr. Cartwright

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what guidance is issued to service personnel on the political content and handling of politically controversial subjects within presentations they make on behalf of the armed forces; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Freeman

The Royal Air Force presentation team is comprehensively briefed on all subjects likely to arise in the course of a season, updated whenever necessary, to ensure that the content of the presentation and answers to subsequent questions are consistent with Government defence policy. I have no reason to doubt the integrity or ability of the team to deal with controversial subjects which may arise in the course of a presentation.