HC Deb 21 June 1993 vol 227 c54W
Mr. Cousins

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what projects he is engaged in, and with which partners, to explore the possibility of theatre anti-missile protection systems.

Mr. Aitken

We are currently engaged in a NATO ballistic missile defence (BMD) study based on a postulated risk of accidental or deliberate ballistic missile attack against NATO in the post-cold war era. We are also defining an internal pre-feasibility study into possible BMD systems to counter potential threats against the United Kingdom and our forces deployed overseas.