HC Deb 10 May 1999 vol 331 c18W
28. Mr. Beard

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps are being taken to adapt the Army's tactical doctrine to the more flexible role defined for it by the Strategic Defence Review. [82607]

Mr. George Robertson

The Army's tactical doctrine is under continuous review and improvement, taking into account the lessons of current and recent operations. This process now includes planning for the employment of the new structures created by the Strategic Defence Review, such as the Air Assault Brigade with its Attack Helicopters. In addition, a Joint Doctrine and Concepts Centre is being established at Shrivenham. It will be a centre of excellence on joint doctrine for all three Services.

30. Mr. Brady

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to change the resource assumptions made in the strategic defence review. [82609]

Mr. George Robertson


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