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British Forces And The Un

Volume 592: debated on Tuesday 28 July 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What is the precise meaning of the words "potentially available to the United Nations" with reference to what is described as "a much larger proportion of our readily available forces" in the Strategic Defence Review. [HL2958]

The inclusion of forces in the planned Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations is without prejudice to the right of Ministers to decide whether to commit any of those forces to a particular UN operation.