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Nato (Permanent Representative)

Volume 100: debated on Wednesday 25 June 1986

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if the United Kingdom permanent representative in NATO is authorised to agree policy matters on behalf of Her Majesty's Government.

The principal NATO committees, including the North Atlantic Council and the defence planning committee, meet both in permanent and ministerial session. The United Kingdom's permanent representative represents Her Majesty's Government's policy to NATO in meetings in permanent session, acting on instructions as necessary, and is responsible to United Kingdom Ministers.