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Warsaw Pact And Nato

Volume 959: debated on Friday 1 December 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the latest assessment of the relative strengths of Warsaw Pact Powers and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation for (a) main battle tanks, (b) artillery, (c) tactical aircraft, and (d) soldiers, respectively.

I refer the hon. Member to chapter 1 of the"Statement on Defence Estimates 1978"(Cmnd. 7099). This gives ratios for the balance of forces in these categories in Central Europe between NATO countries—including French forces in the Federal Republic of Germany—and the Warsaw Pact.