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Nato-Warsaw Pact Forces

Volume 79: debated on Friday 17 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence why the standard graphic representation used to depict the balance of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation-Warsaw pact forces in figure 11 of annex A of the "Statement on the Defence Estimates 1985", Cmnd. 9430-I, was not used also when representing the forces of France and Spain.

In figure 11 of the "Statement on the Defence Estimates 1985", French and Spanish naval forces are depicted in numerical, rather than representational, form primarily because of limitations of space; but also in order to distinguish France and Spain from other NATO countries since they do not participate in NATO's integrated military structure.