HC Deb 08 March 2000 vol 345 c708W
Mr. Key

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place a copy of the 1961 General Security Agreement in the Library. [111485]

Mr. Spellar

[holding answer 22 February 2000]: The 1961 General Security Agreement between the UK Government and the US Government is currently a classified document. Before the document can be released into the public domain both signatories must agree to its declassification. We are therefore discussing the possibility of declassification with the US authorities. I will write to the hon. Member and a copy of my letter will be placed in the Library of the House when these discussions are complete.

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