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EU Battlegroups

Volume 490: debated on Monday 23 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the Government’s participation in the permanent structural co-operation framework foreseen in the Lisbon Treaty. (265524)

No such estimate has been made. There have been no decisions on the scope of permanent structured co-operation, nor on possible UK participation, in the event that the Lisbon Treaty is ratified by all 27 EU member states.