HC Deb 10 May 1994 vol 243 c127W
15. Mr. Jim Marshall

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made as to the effectiveness of the planning cell at the Western European Union headquarters; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Rifkind

The Western European Union planning cell makes a valuable contribution to the work of the WEU. The United Kingdom will continue to support its activities.

22. Mr. David Atkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the enlargement of the Western European Union.

Mr. Hanley

At the Western European Union Ministerial Council on 9 May the central and eastern European countries of the WEU forum of consultation were offered the status of associate partners in WEU. This represents a significant broadening and deepening of relations between WEU and these countries, although stopping short of full membership for them.

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