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Volume 164: debated on Monday 8 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if any military assistance or co-operation has been given or offered to the United States authorities in respect of the invasion of Panama.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence why British troops were present when the United States of America invaded Panama; how many were there; from what branch of the armed services they came; and if he will make a statement.

Apart from the resident defence attache and his staff at the British embassy, no British military personnel were in Panama at the time.