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Disarmament

Volume 986: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1980

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what practical proposals he intends to make to carry out the United Nations programme of action on disarmament ; and if he will make a statement.

The United Kingdom is actively participating in most of the negotiations outlined in the programme of action agreed at the United Nations special session on disarmament. Our first priority is to bring these negotiations to a successful conclusion. Regrettably, recent events in Afghanistan have reduced the chances of early results.