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UK-US Defence Cooperation Treaty

Volume 503: debated on Monday 11 January 2010

22. To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the ratification of the UK-US defence co-operation treaty. (309588)

I speak to Secretary Gates regularly, and the UK-US Defence Trade Co-operation treaty is a frequent subject of discussion. My Cabinet colleagues, other Ministers and senior officials also raise the treaty regularly with their counterparts, and we look forward to early ratification.