HL Deb 31 January 2001 vol 621 cc57-8WA
Lord Shore of Stepney

asked Her Majesty's Government:

With reference to the Presidency report to the Nice Council on European Union Security and Defence Policy, whether NATO intelligence is included in the list of NATO assets to which the European Union would have assured access in mounting a military expedition led by the European Union. [HL404]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

In the French Presidency report to the Nice European Council, assured or guaranteed access refers only to NATO planning capabilities for EU-led operations.