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Eu/Nato Security And Defence Policy

Volume 621: debated on Monday 22 January 2001

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether the decisions reached at Nice for European security and defence policy seamlessly and coherently lock into the wider framework for defence and security already in place as part of NATO. [HL300]

Yes. The Nice European Council endorsed the view that the EU would act where NATO as a whole was not engaged; that NATO remained the basis of the collective defence of its members; and that the development of the Common European Security and Defence Policy

Deaths to UK Gulf veterans (Note: 1) 1 April 1991–31 December 2000
Causes (coded to ICD-9) (Note: 2)
ICD ChapterCause of deathGulfEraMortality Rate Ratio
All deaths4774661.03
All cause coded deaths4684571.04
I-XVIDisease-related causes1682080.82
IInfectious and parasitic diseases321.52
IIIEndocrine and immune disorders140.25
VMental disorders8110.74
VIDiseases of the nervous system and sense organs741.77
VIIDiseases of the circulatory system60790.77
VIIIDiseases of the respiratory system951.82
IXDiseases of the digestive system6120.51
IV, X-XVIAll other disease-related causes5140.36
EXVIIExternal causes of injury and poisoning3002491.22
Railway accidents414.04
Motor vehicle accidents109851.30
Water transport accidents414.04
Air and space accidents25171.49
Other vehicle accidents020.00
Accidental poisoning9120.76
Accidental falls861.35
Accidents due to fire/flames010.00

would contribute to the vitality of the Transatlantic relationship. The EU proposed a strategic partnership with NATO for crisis management. NATO has welcomed this proposal and agreed to work to finalise permanent EU/NATO arrangements without delay.