§ Mr. Harvey
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proposals he has to review levels of RAF pilot training; whether the future viability of RAF Chivenor is contingent upon a review; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
While there are currently no plans to review RAF training, all aspects of my Department's activities are examined to see what scope exists for making savings on the defence budget. This is done through the annual process of re-costing the defence programme. It would not be appropriate for me to comment on what the results of this or subsequent years' examinations may be for individual capabilities or establishments.