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Arms Control

Volume 77: debated on Thursday 18 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the progress so far in the arms reduction talks currently taking place in Geneva.

The first round of United States—Soviet talks in Geneva on nuclear and outer space arms has borne out predictions that these talks would be long and hard. Discussions have so far concentrated on procedural matters, relating to the work of the three negotiating subgroups, and on the presentation of views by each side. Our American allies continue to keep us closely informed of detailed developments which must, of course, remain confidential.