HL Deb 04 July 1995 vol 565 c72WA
Lord Kennet

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Which department in the Ministry of Defence is responsible for political forecasting, and how it is staffed.

Lord Henley

The Ministry of Defence does not engage in political forecasting as such, although the department takes account of political developments in seeking to predict the future security environment in which our forces might operate.