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Former Yugoslavia: Us Forces And Nato

Volume 570: debated on Thursday 21 March 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether the United States has discussed with NATO allies the activities of its non-NATO forces in the Mediterranean area and in and around ex-Yugoslavia; and if not whether they will take steps to ensure that these forces and their activities in this area are discussed with the United States European allies, in accordance with the confidence expressed by the Government in the United States preparedness to act with the rest of the allies through NATO in the conduct of crisis management operations' (Paragraph 9, United Kingdom Memorandum of UK Approach to the Treatment of European Defence Issues at the 1996 Intergovernmental Conference).

The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
(Baroness Chalker of Wallasey)

The US discusses with NATO allies the activities of its forces which have a bearing on NATO operations.