HC Deb 25 June 1998 vol 314 c569W
Mr. Blunt

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he currently expects to publish the strategic defence review; and when he ceased to expect to publish the review in the first half of the year. [47517]

Mr. George Robertson

I expect to be able to publish a White Paper on the outcome of the Strategic Defence Review shortly. The timetable has been kept under review and it is only in the last two weeks that it has become clear that we could not publish in the first half of the year.