§ 35. Mr. Viggers
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the establishment is for consultants in general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, general medicine and anaesthetics in Defence Medical Services; and what percentage of these posts are filled. 
§ Dr. Moonie
The number of consultants against the operational and retained task requirement and the percentage of posts filled as at 1 January 2001, is shown in the table.
§ Mr. Ben Chapman
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on progress with multinational defence co-operation. 
§ Mr. Hoon
Multinational defence co-operation is any arrangement where two or more nations work together to enhance military capability. A Ministry of Defence policy paper on multinational defence co-operation was published on 21 February, outlining the very good progress we are making in this important area of defence business. This document is available in the Library of the House.