§ 97. Mr. Robert B. Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the degree to which recent developments in eastern Europe have affected the requirements for the defence of the United Kingdom home base.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
We welcome the recent developments in eastern Europe which have in large part been brought about by NATO's policy of dialogue and deterrence. We continue to believe that defence of the United Kingdom home base is best achieved by maintaining our commitment to the NATO alliance, which provides the best guarantee of peace and security in Europe.