HC Deb 13 February 1990 vol 167 c140W
Mr. Hill

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps have been taken in the framework of the European Community to enable the European Commission to study security and defence questions.

Mr. Maude

The political and economic aspects of security are the subject of co-ordination among the member states in European Political Co-operation (EPC). The Commission is fully associated with EPC. The military aspects of security are not the subject of co-ordination in any Community framework.