HC Deb 10 April 2002 vol 383 c29W
Mr. Jenkin

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans there are to widen the Petersberg tasks missions beyond the original 1992 mission; and if he will make a statement. [46873]

Mr. Hoon

There are no plans to broaden the scope of the Petersberg Tasks. The Petersberg Tasks are: humanitarian and rescue tasks, peacekeeping tasks and tasks of combat forces in crisis management, including peacemaking. They were defined at the Western European Union Council of Ministers in Bonn in June 1992 and subsequently adopted by the EU.