HC Deb 05 July 1977 vol 934 c507W
21. Mr. David Walder

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to implement the decisions of the NATO Conference of Ministers.

Mr. Mulley

We intend to give our full support to the studies proposed at the North Atlantic Council Summit meeting on l0th-llth May, and discussed further at the Ministerial Defence Planning Committee meeting on 17th-18th May, for a long-term programme to maintain the effectiveness of the Alliance's defences in the 1980s, and for the preparation of a time-phased defence action programme concentrating on a limited number of areas where collective action is required in the short term.

26. Mr. Blaker

asked the Secretary of State for Defence when he last met the NATO Defence Ministers.

Mr. Mulley

At the Nuclear Planning Group meeting in Ottawa on 8th and 9th June.