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Western European Union

Volume 124: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement about future British policy towards the Western European Union.

Our policy towards the Western European Union is to make it an effective forum for Foreign and Defence Ministers of member countries to discuss security and defence issues of mutual concern. An effective Western European Union will contribute to strengthening the European pillar of the Alliance. The platform on European security interests agreed at the recent Hague ministerial meeting will guide Western European Union's development for the foreseeable future.