§ 20 Mr. Jack Thompson
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to discuss European defence co-operation with the Council of Ministers of the Western European Union at their next meeting.
§ Mr. Soames
We look forward to participating fully in discussions on a range of issues affecting European defence and security at the next meeting of WEU Ministers in May. The development of the WEU as a504W means of European co-operation in this area will undoubtedly be on the agenda.