HC Deb 13 May 2003 vol 405 c153W
Mr. Keith Simpson

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to publish the foreign policy base line for his Department's defence review. [112562]

Mr. Hoon

There is no defence review. I presume that the hon. Member is referring to the Defence White Paper issued each Parliament. I intend to publish this in the autumn. It is likely to include a description of the strategic environment in which our Armed Forces operate.

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