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Defence Review

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to publish the foreign policy base line for his Department's defence review. [112562]

There is no defence review. I presume that the hon. Member is referring to the Defence White Paper issued each Parliament. I intend to publish this in the autumn. It is likely to include a description of the strategic environment in which our Armed Forces operate.