§ 45. Mr. Sackville
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what further studies are planned concerning the imbalance of conventional armaments between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the Warsaw pact.
§ Mr. Ian Stewart
The international staff of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation are currently engaged in an exercise to update the 1984 NATO force comparisons booklet outlining the balance of Warsaw pact and NATO forces in Europe. My Department continually updates its own estimates of conventional forces in Europe and unclassified figures indicating the broad numerical balance are published annually in the "Statement on the Defence Estimates".