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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:39 pm on 16th April 1986.

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Photo of Dr David Owen Dr David Owen , Plymouth, Devonport 4:39 pm, 16th April 1986

The right hon. Gentleman has spoken about the decision he took in 1973 and asks us to look to the future. Given his experience of joint decision-making about the use of bases, does he believe that a British Prime Minister has the right to question very carefully the detail of any action that is taking place, and can look at the targeting strategy arising out of any request by the United States to use air bases in Britain?