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Arms Talks

Volume 77: debated on Wednesday 24 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what was the Soviet reaction to the latest proposals put by the British Government at the Geneva negotiations on chemical weapons.

The detailed proposals I introduced on 12 March 1985, the latest in a series of United Kingdom working papers on the non-diversion of industrial chemicals into secret military stockpiles, have aroused considerable interest in the Socialist group at the Geneva chemical weapons negotiations. Its considered reactions are awaited.