HC Deb 10 June 1998 vol 313 cc606-7W
Mr. Menzies Campbell

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many joint WEU training missions the(a) Royal Navy, (b) British Army, and (c) RAF have participated in over the past five years; and if he will make a statement. [44183]

Dr. Reid

The exercise programme of the Western European Union (WEU) is focused on testing crisis management procedures at the headquarters level; exercises of this type organised by the WEU have involved UK personnel, including Service personnel. UK forces train with those of other WEU nations for the types of missions which the WEU might undertake; this training is organised by nations, not by the WEU.