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Ballistic Missile Defence

Volume 468: debated on Monday 26 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of the US Missile Defense programme to UK defence policy. (166998)

The US plans to place further missile defence assets in Europe are an important step towards providing a defensive capability against potential future ballistic missile threats to the UK. We will continue to discuss with the US how this coverage will be achieved as the system evolves.