HC Deb 24 February 1998 vol 307 c161W
Mr. Hayes

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what United Kingdom co-operation is planned with EUROFOR; what effect this organisation will have on the operational activity of Gibraltar; what linkage is currently under discussion between this body and the Eurocorps; and if he will make a statement. [29825]

Dr. Reid

[holding answer 17 February 1998]: The UK is not a member of EUROFOR and has no current plans for co-operation with this force. The establishment of EUROFOR has no effect on the operational activity of Gibraltar. Eurocorps and EUROFOR are declared as potentially available for use in NATO and WEU operations. Although any linkage between these two forces is a matter for the nations involved, the UK is not aware of any plans for such a linkage. France, Italy, Portugal and Spain are members of EUROFOR; and France, Germany, Belgium, Spain and Luxembourg are members of Eurocorps.