§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contributions his Department will make to the NATO exercises due to be held in Norway during March.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
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 several members of the Alliance, including the United Kingdom, have been invited to take 897W part. Three Commando Brigade Royal Marines together with several Royal Navy ships and RAF aircraft will form the British contribution.