§ 34. Mr. Ian Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with his west European counterparts on the need to improve upon existing levels of defence efforts.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
My right hon. Friend has regular bilateral and multilateral discussions with his western European colleagues on NATO's defence plans and the contributions made by each ally. For example, the equitable sharing of roles, risks and responsibilities within the Alliance was dicussed at the meetings of the Eurogroup and defence planning committee between 30 November and 2 December 1988.