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Rapid Reinforcement Aircraft

Volume 79: debated on Monday 20 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence why those nuclear-capable aircraft based in the United States but assigned to prepared co-locating operating bases in Europe for rapid reinforcement are excluded from the table of shorter range intermediate nuclear force systems given in annex A to the Defence Estimates.

Because comparable Soviet aircraft based east of the Urals are also excluded, as is shown in note 1 to figure 13.