§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if the United Kingdom permanent representative in NATO is authorised to agree policy matters on behalf of Her Majesty's Government.
§ Mr. Stanley
The principal NATO committees, including the North Atlantic Council and the defence planning committee, meet both in permanent and ministerial session. The United Kingdom's permanent representative represents Her Majesty's Government's policy to NATO in meetings in permanent session, acting on instructions as necessary, and is responsible to United Kingdom Ministers.