HC Deb 20 April 1995 vol 258 cc262-3W
Mr. Gill

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what assessment he has made of whether withdrawal from the European Union would jeopardise the UK's security; and from whence any consequent threats might arise; [19543]

(2) what is the basis for the Government's belief that the security of the UK depends upon membership of the European Union; [19545]

(3) when Her Majesty's Government embraced the doctrine that the UK's security was dependent upon membership of the European Community. [19554]

Mr. David Davis

The security of the UK is assured through strong defence, a successful economy and our membership of a number of international institutions, in particular NATO but also the Western European Union, the EU, the UN and the Organisation on Security and Co-operation in Europe. We have no intention of withdrawing from any of these institutions.

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