§ 26. Mr. Denzil Davies
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has any plans to meet in the near future the Defence Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany; and what matters he proposes to discuss.
§ Mr. Younger
I met Dr. Stoltenberg at the meeting of NATO's defence planning committee on 8–9 June, and we also met in London on 26 May for substantive discussions on a wide range of subjects of mutual defence interest. I have no immediate plans for a further bilateral meeting, but I expect to see Dr. Stoltenberg when the independent European programme group meets at ministerial level later this month.