and if we weaken the authority of the League in so explicit a case submitted to them, how are we to rely on that authority in future to give real effect, in some wholly Unforeseen Crisis, to the Treaties of Locarno or any other treaties which may develop on similar lines?
No doubt that can still be done, but bearing in mind the severe cut of a third in the strength of the Royal Fleet auxiliaries, which is being put through under the defence cuts at the moment, could such a force be mounted at short notice to meet an Unforeseen Crisis and be sent to deal with a threat to some vital British interest, as could happen at any time?
However, the clause attempts to lay down specific circumstances for an Unforeseen Crisis, yet what will be required cannot be predetermined to the extent envisaged by the new clause.
I hope that there is enough in the reserves to meet the costs of This Unforeseen Crisis.
In addition, we shall undoubtedly have emergency legislation, responding to some as yet Unforeseen Crisis within the Home Office ambit.
What would happen if a Major Unforeseen Crisis occurred in the next six months?
The 1998 strategic defence review said that "we must match the commitments we undertake to our planned resources, recognising that there will always be the risk of additional short-term pressures if we have to respond rapidly to an Unforeseen Crisis".
The review of 1998 stated that, "we must match the commitments we undertake to our planned resources, recognising that there will always be the risk of additional short-term pressures if we have to respond rapidly to an Unforeseen Crisis".