§ Mr. Menzies Campbell
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what implications there are for the structure of British forces as a result of the Rome declaration of the NATO countries.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
The future structure of our armed forces was developed in the light of the work in NATO on new force structures. It is in line with the new strategic concept agreed in Rome last month and with the declaration issued following that meeting. Our plans are outlined in the 1991 Statement on the Defence Estimates and in the subsequent paper, "Britain's Army for the 90s".