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Eurocorps

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what consideration he has given to the merits of UK (a) support for and (b) work with Eurocorps deployments; (306451)

(2) what his policy is on the role for Eurocorps in EU security; and if he will make a statement;

(3) what assessment he has made of the contribution of Eurocorps in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement;

(4) what joint missions UK armed forces are undertaking with Eurocorps; and if he will make a statement;

(5) what assessment he has made of the effect on UK force deployment of the deployment of Eurocorps to Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement;

(6) what assessment he has made of the contribution of Eurocorps to Kosovo.

The UK has no involvement with Eurocorps and is currently not undertaking any joint missions with it.

The MOD has no policy on Eurocorps' role in EU security or assessment of its operations, and has not considered the merits of either supporting or working with it in the near future.

The UK regularly assesses the effect of the deployment of overseas forces on UK force deployment in Afghanistan. However, we have not made a specific assessment of the effect of the deployment of Eurocorps forces.