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EU Defence Policy

Volume 459: debated on Thursday 3 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel from non-European Union member states are assigned to the European Union Military Staff. (135356)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which British military units will form the EU Battle Group in 2008. (135357)

The British military units which will form the EU Battle Group that the United Kingdom will have on standby in the second half of 2008 will come from our Joint Rapid Reaction Force. We have yet to nominate the particular Battalion to provide the core of this capability. A decision is likely to be taken during the summer.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British service personnel are assigned to the European Union Military Staff. (135417)