§ Mr. Latham
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the current strength of the British unit attached to the multinational force in Sinai observing the disengagement agreement between Israel and Egypt; for how long it will remain there; and whether it has had occasion to report breaches of the agreement to the contracting parties or to any other international or national body.
§ Mr. Stanley
A British Army contingent of 37 officers and men is deployed with the multinational force and observers in Sinai. Our initial two-year commitment expires in March 1984. The contingent provides the MFO's local headquarters company and as such does not directly report breaches of the peace treaty between Egypt and Israel.