HL Deb 19 March 1998 vol 587 cc215-6WA
Lord Gladwin of Clee

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What assessment they have made of the cost of NATO enlargement. [HL1123]

The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Gilbert)

I have today placed in the Library of the House a paper prepared by the Ministry of Defence which describes various previous studies of the costs of NATO enlargement and explains why all NATO countries accept the official NATO assessment as a realistic estimate.