HC Deb 31 March 1999 vol 328 c675W
Mr. Maclean

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on maritime mine counter-measures in the Adriatic; and what assessment he has made of the dangers to shipping from an increase in tensions in Kosovo. [79423]

Mr. George Robertson

We assess that there is no substantial threat to shipping in the Adriatic as a result of the current Kosovo crisis. Should this situation change, NATO has Mine Counter-measures assets available to meet any threat which might arise.