HC Deb 25 June 1997 vol 296 c550W
Mr. Chaytor

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment has been made of the revenue and capital costs of the current plans for NATO expansion. [5385]

Dr. Reid

No decisions have been taken on which countries will accede to NATO membership, when and on what terms. The costs of enlargement, which will fall both on the countries which join and on the existing members of the Alliance and which will be incurred over a long period, will depend on those decisions. Subject to that caveat, we expect the costs of enlargement to be manageable.

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