§ Mr. Maples
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the consequences for overstretch in the Army of the proposed deployment in Kosovo of British troops. 812W
§ Mr. George Robertson
As I have said before, a deployment to Kosovo would represent a challenging new commitment for the Army, especially as implementation of the Strategic Defence Review is still at an early stage. The consequences for overstretch would obviously depend on the size and duration of any deployment, and on what happens to other commitments in the meantime.