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Volume 178: debated on Wednesday 24 October 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last had meetings with his NATO partners to discuss further developments of the organisation; and if he will make a statement.

We last discussed NATO's future at the London summit in July. We agreed that NATO should change, and set in hand a review of strategy and structure. We also agreed that NATO should develop closer contacts with the Soviet Union and east European countries, in keeping with the new security situation in Europe.