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Weapons (Procurement)

Volume 932: debated on Tuesday 24 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether, in the pro curement of new precision-guided weapons and "smart" bombs, he is to give priority to systems for use over sea or over land.

We plan to procure a range of weapons sufficiently flexible to deal with targets on land and sea, as operational requirements dictate. The question of one environment having a general priority over the other does not arise.