DEFENCE – EUROPEAN ARMY – 7 December 2000

Dr Julian Lewis: Given that the American Defense Secretary actually said that a European Union rapid reaction force could turn NATO into "a relic of history", and given the latest results of the ICM poll this week showing that whereas only 30 percent support British participation in such a force a massive 56 percent oppose it, is there any prospect of the Foreign Secretary making a statement on this important matter on his return from giving away yet more of our sovereignty in Nice?