HL Deb 09 November 1999 vol 606 c136WA
Lord Kennet

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will hold and publish a political, military and economic review of the recent NATO campaign in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. [HL4270]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

The Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons (FAC) and the House of Commons Defence Committee (HCDC) are conducting inquiries into the Kosovo crisis. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office will submit two memoranda to the FAC. The first is a history of the crisis in Kosovo in 1998–99 and of the background to it. The second deals with lessons learned and implications for future policy. The Ministry of Defence are also providing a memorandum for the HCDC on military aspects of the crisis and lessons learned.

Both committees are due to take evidence this autumn and early in the New Year. The normal practice would be for the committees to publish the relevant departmental evidence along with their reports, but that is a matter for the committees themselves.