§ Mr. Wareing
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the trilateral defence agreement with Poland and Ukraine. 
§ Mr. Soames
I met the Polish and Ukrainian Defence Ministers in Poland on 2 and 3 September. We agreed to institute a regular process of trilateral meetings and to develop a programme of trilateral defence co-operation. Within this framework, we are examining the possibility of UK assistance to the joint Polish-Ukrainian peacekeeping battalion and of joint training exercises.