§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contribution his Department will make to the NATO exercises due to be held in Norway during March.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
There are no NATO exercises due to be held in Norway during March. A Norwegian national exercise, designated "Cold Winter", is planned to take place in which forces from several members of the Alliance, including the United Kingdom, have been invited to participate. The FCO, in accordance with the provisions of the 1986 Stockholm agreement, notified all CSCE states on 30 January of the United Kingdom's participation in the amphibious landing part of this exercise.