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Nuclear Weapons

Volume 80: debated on Wednesday 12 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information he has as to which North Atlantic Treaty Organisation countries have (a) supported and (b) abstained from any declaration in the United Nations or elsewhere calling for a freeze on nuclear arsenals; and what information he has as to the terms of each such declaration.

At the 1984 session of the United Nations general assembly three resolutions calling for a nuclear weapons freeze were tabled.Resolution 39/63C, sponsored by Mexico and Sweden, was supported by Denmark and Greece; Iceland, Norway and Spain abstained; all other members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation voted against.Resolution 39/63G, sponsored by India, was supported by Denmark, Greece and Iceland; Norway and Spain abstained; all other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members voted against.Resolution 38/151D, sponsored by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic, was supported by Greece. All other NATO members voted against.Copies of these resolutions are being placed in the Library of the House.