PM thanks Alec for his work on the NATO Assembly

Alec asked the following question at Prime Minister’s Question Time on Wednesday 1st February 2017:

Alec Shelbrooke, M.P

Question: “I congratulate my right hon. Friend on securing 100% support for the NATO alliance from the new US Administration. Will she outline what she is doing to persuade other NATO allies of the importance of achieving obligations agreed at the NATO Wales summit?”

Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Theresa May, M.P

Answer: “First, I thank my hon. Friend for the work that he does on the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. I know he is fully engaged with that. He is right that commitments were made at the NATO summit in Wales in 2014, when all our NATO allies committed to spending 2% of their GDP on defence within a decade. We have seen progress, but I agree with President Trump that many allies need to go further. I can assure my hon. Friend that I and other Ministers across Government raise the issue regularly with our allies and partners and will continue to do so.”