HC Deb 17 April 2002 vol 383 cc941-2W
Mr. Martyn Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on future plans for British military involvement in the Balkans. [50003]

Mr. Ingram

NATO is currently undertaking a major review of its operations in the Balkans, entitled the "Joint Operational Area Review", the outcome of which will be discussed by NATO Foreign Ministers in May 2002. We welcome the review and remain committed to maintaining the military contribution to NATO peacekeeping in the Balkans. No decisions have been taken regarding the form that British military involvement will take following implementation of the review's findings.