HC Deb 08 September 2003 vol 410 c41W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans there are to further reduce the number of troops serving in Bosnia. [128537]

Mr. Ingram

The United Kingdom remains committed to safeguarding the security and stability of the Balkans, and continues to play a full role in the international community's objectives for the region.

No reductions are planned for the UK's contribution to the Stabilisation Force (SFOR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which currently stands at 1,400 troops. NATO is currently conducting its autumn Periodic Mission Review (PMR), which will consider the NATO force structure. The UK will review its force contribution to SFOR in the light of the PMR's recommendations.