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Military Alliances

Volume 974: debated on Wednesday 21 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the military alliances to which the United Kingdom is committed, and the nature of the commitment in each of the alliances.

The only military alliance to which we belong is the North Atlantic Alliance. The terms of our membership are set down in the North Atlantic Treaty signed of 4 April 1949, a copy of which is in the Library. In addition, the United Kingdom does, of course, have defence agreements of various kinds with a number of other countries.