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Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 13 February 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what steps he is taking, or will take, to improve detente.

We remain committed to the pursuit of better East-West relations. The Soviet Union's recent actions cause grave doubt whether that remains their view. But it is still possible for the Soviet Union to show by its future actions that it is interested in detente which is both indivisible and reciprocal.