§ Mr. Ian Stewart
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will agree his concordat with the Scottish Executive and National Assembly for Wales. 471W
§ Mr. Hoon
[pursuant to his reply, 9 December 1999, c. 591W]: The agreement on the Ministry of Defence's bilateral concordat with the Welsh Assembly was not reached on 9 December as I stated. However, we have subsequently agreed the Ministry of Defence's concordat with the Cabinet of the Welsh Assembly for Wales. The Concordat sets out the principles governing the bilateral relationship between the Ministry of Defence and the Welsh Assembly. A copy of the Concordat has been placed in the Libraries of both Houses.