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EU Battlegroups

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 12th January 2018.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government plans to contribute to the EU Battlegroup planned for 2019.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

In 2015, the UK made a provisional offer to be the Framework Nation for the EU Battlegroup in the second half of 2019. The UK will remain completely committed to European defence and security after we leave the European Union.

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