HC Deb 22 November 1995 vol 267 c180W
Dr. David Clark

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to discuss European procurement collaboration with his French and German colleagues; and if he will make a statement. [1340]

Mr. Arbuthnot

Discussions continue with my French and German colleagues in a variety of forums, both on specific projects and on general European equipment collaboration issues. In particular, my Department is currently involved in discussions on the possible establishment of a European armaments agency and on the prospects for participation by the UK in the planned Franco-German armaments co-operation structure.