HC Deb 10 January 1989 vol 144 cc524-5W
15. Mrs. Gillian Shephard

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he intends initiating a defence review.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

As my right hon. Friend has made plain on a number of occasions, there are no plans for any review of our defence policies or commitments beyond the routine appraisal which is part of our annual planning cycle. We shall maintain our main defence roles.