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Home Defence

Volume 403: debated on Monday 10 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the UK's home defence capability. [101670]

Defence and security within the United Kingdom are primarily the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary. The Ministry of Defence's contribution, including the enhancements currently being implemented, were described in Section 5 of the White Paper "The Strategic Defence Review: A New Chapter" (CM5566 vol. 1), presented to Parliament on 18 July 2002.