§ 36. Mr. Corbyn
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of British forces are under North Atlantic Treaty Organisation command.511W
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
Most British forces are committed to NATO, but in peacetime they normally operate under national command. However, some RAF squadrons are under NATO command in peacetime and details of these are given in annex C of volume 1 of the "Statement on the Defence Estimates 1988" (Cm. 344-I).