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EU Battlegroups

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 3 February 2009, Official Report, column 1116W, on Netherlands: military exercises, whether the training exercise planned for 2009 will be used to meet the EU certification requirement for the UK's commitment to the EU Battlegroup for the first half of 2010. (257496)

No. There will be a separate training exercise in November 2009 which will be used to validate the UK commitment to the EU Battlegroup.