§ 64. Mr. Bill Walker
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the threat posed by Soviet air capability to the United Kingdom home base.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
For details of the continuing development of the Soviet Union's air capability, I refer my hon. Friend to the "Statement on Defence Estimates 1988" (Cm. 344-I), in particular chapter 6 and the essay entitled "The Conventional Balance". The Soviet air capability which could pose a threat to the United Kingdom is kept constantly under review. Details of such assessments are classified.