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Economic and Monetary Union

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what activities have been undertaken by his Department's Euro Minister in that capacity. (277165)

The Ministry of Defence does not have a specific Minister for Europe. The Secretary of State for Defence has responsibility for NATO and European Security and Defence Policy issues, supported by the Minister for International Defence and Security, Baroness Taylor. Both the Secretary of State and Minister (IDS) have attended meetings of EU Defence Ministers under successive EU presidencies, where discussion typically focuses on issues of operations, capabilities and partnerships.