HC Deb 19 January 1995 vol 252 cc604-5W
Mr. Worthington

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is his policy on the desirability of establishing a rapid reaction force under the control of the United Nations.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

We have noted the UN Secretary-General's proposals in his Supplement to an Agenda for Peace, and believe that they will need to be studies closely, taking account of all the financial and operational implications.

We believe that the key to a faster response by the UN lies in reducing the delay in member states deploying troops, especially through tackling logistic shortcomings.

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