HL Deb 20 November 1997 vol 583 c90WA
The Earl of Carlisle

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What support they will be giving to the Baltic Defence College which will open at Tartu, Estonia, in the autumn of 1999.

Lord Hoyle

The United Kingdom is already providing considerable defence assistance to the Baltic States, both bilaterally and through our active involvement in multilateral defence assistance projects such as the joint Baltic Peacekeeping Battalion (BALTBAT); we are exploring, with other Western states, what support we can provide to help ensure the success of the Baltic Defence College. My honourable friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence made clear our full backing for the establishment of the college when he visited all three Baltic States from 10-12 November.