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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
unstar this property hansard heading EU Defence Policy more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether EU defence initiatives are driving an EU-exclusive approach to security; what assessment they have made, if any, of whether any such initiatives undermine NATO; and whether they intend to have any involvement in such initiatives. more like this
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Lord West of Spithead more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
star this property answer text <p>NATO remains the cornerstone of our defence. The UK has welcomed closer cooperation on security and defence at EU level, to the extent that it is coherent with NATO.</p><p>We believe Europe's interests are best served by an EU that is outward-facing and inclusive, ensuring its defence initiatives are coordinated closely with NATO. We have therefore consistently supported the NATO Secretary General's conditions that the EU's defence initiatives should be; coherent with NATO requirements, available to NATO, and have the fullest participation of non-EU Allies of NATO (including the UK after Brexit).</p><p>We will continue to advocate an open and flexible approach, ensuring that European security benefits from the capabilities and resources that the EU's closest strategic partners bring to bear and to caution against duplication of decision-making structures.</p><p>As outlined in the UK-EU Political Declaration agreed in November 2018, we foresee a future security partnership that is both flexible and scalable, enabling cooperation on a case-by-case basis and when in mutual interests.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2019-06-20T16:19:24.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T16:19:24.54Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord West of Spithead more like this