Persian Gulf

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22nd June 1998.

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Photo of Julian Brazier Julian Brazier Conservative, Canterbury 12:00 am, 22nd June 1998

Will the Secretary of State confirm that the first troops to arrive in the most recent Gulf crisis were American airborne troops? Will the right hon. Gentleman assure the House that, in considering future possible operations in the Gulf and elsewhere, he will maintain a full, rounded airborne capability, including the supporting elements and command and control facilities that are needed for rapid land-air deployment?