HL Deb 11 November 1999 vol 606 c192WA
Lord Kennet

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they intend to increase the United Kingdom defence budget and to recommend increases in other European countries' defence budgets in order, through the Defence Capabilities Initiative (DCI), more effectively to collaborate globally with the forces of the United States; and whether the DCI requires NATO member states to participate in the funding and deployment of theatre ballistic anti-missile defences. [HL4697]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

I will write to my noble friend and a copy of my letter will be placed in the Library of the House.