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Theatre Nuclear Forces

Volume 15: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1981

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asked the Lord Privy Seal what discussions took place between the British and American Governments prior to the British endorsement of President Reagan's zero option initiative.

The American negotiating position in the theatre nuclear force arms control negotiations in Geneve has been the subject of close consultation in the Special Consultative Group, the NATO body responsible for TNF arms control, and has the full support of all members of the Alliance. It has also often been discussed bilaterally between the British and American Governments.