§ Lord Kennet
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What are the implications for NATO and for Poland's joining NATO, of that country's decision to equip itself for NATO membership with Israeli weapons systems that will require maintenance by Israeli personnel.
§ The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Gilbert)
It is the decision of any member country or prospective member country how, and from whom, they wish to equip their armed forces in order to maintain or meet the requirements for NATO membership. We are unaware of any final decision by the Polish Government to purchase either equipment or subsequent support facilities from Israel.