§ Lord Kennet
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What is their view of (a) the US Congressional Budget Office's estimates of the possible costs of NATO enlargement of March 1996, (b) of the same office's estimates of May 1996; and (c) the estimates produced by the RAND Corporation, also of 1996.
§ Lord Chesham
All such estimates are dependent on the assumptions used. At this stage, it cannot be known whether the assumptions underlying the estimates to which the noble Lord refers will be realised.