§ Mr. Jim Marshall
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he intends to meet his Swedish, Finnish and Austrian counterparts to discuss the development of the Western European Union; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Soames
My right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Defence looks forward to discussing a range of defence matters with his counterparts in these countries, both in the course of bilateral meetings and in the WEU, should they decide to seek a formal association with that organisation.