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Volume 504: debated on Wednesday 27 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has made to the right hon. Member for Ashfield on NATO’s (a) nuclear policy and (b) New Strategic Concept Group; and if he will make a statement. (313551)

My right hon. Friend the Member for Ashfield (Mr. Hoon) has been appointed to the Group of Experts advising on NATO’s new Strategic Concept by Secretary-General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, in an independent capacity. Mr. Hoon is able to draw on support from the Ministry of Defence and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the full range of issues associated with this work.