Missile Defence

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 29th October 2001.

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Photo of Geoff Hoon Geoff Hoon Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence 2:30 pm, 29th October 2001

The hon. Gentleman is right to suggest that Russia's proposals are being carefully considered in NATO and by the WEU. NATO will discuss their implications in due course. However, I cannot put a timetable on that because it depends on NATO's internal deliberations.