HC Deb 18 May 1998 vol 312 cc251-2W
21. Mr. Wilkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when each of the two Royal Air Force Jaguar offensive support squadrons and the Jaguar reconnaissance squadron will be disbanded. [41317]

Dr. Reid

Under current plans, the first Jaguar squadron will disband in April 2005, the second in March 2006 and the third in October 2008. The Strategic Defence Review has examined all aspects of the structure of the Armed Forces, including the Fast Jet fleet. Proposals on the SDR have been submitted to the Prime Minister and Cabinet. The Cabinet will now decide collectively on the outcome of the review. Publication of the SDR White Paper will follow as soon as decisions have been made.