HC Deb 04 March 1997 vol 291 cc589-90W
Sir Teddy Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the agreement made between France and Germany at Nuremburg in December 1996 on common security and defence and the relevance of this agreement to NATO obligations. [18587]

Mr. Soames

The agreement is a matter for the French and German Governments, but we note its reaffirmation of the importance of NATO to Europe's stability and security, and its signatories' commitment to strengthen their contribution to the alliance.