HC Deb 04 May 1989 vol 152 c241W
Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what support his Department gives to the United Nations.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

My Department provides the following support to the United Nations:

UNFICYP1 One infantry battalion, one support regiment and a company of military police.

UNTAG2 One signals squadron and a small RAF reception assistance team.

Republic of Korea One platoon from the Hong Kong garrison, which contributes towards the United Nations Honour Guard, and a small number of United Kingdom personnel in the headquarters of the Commonwealth Liaison Mission to the United Nations Command.

British Forces Cyprus also provide logistic support for UNDOF3 and UNIFIL4 and there is currently an Army officer attached to the United Nations Field Operations Division in New York advising on logistics matters.

1 United Nations Force in Cyprus.

2 United Nations Transitional Assistance Group in Namibia.

3 United Nations Disengagement Observer Force, Syria/Israel.

4 United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon.

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