asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what correlation exists in Her Majesty's Government's foreign policy between development and disarmament.
We believe that there is no automatic link between the process of disarmament, the reallocation of resources which may result from such a process, and the provision of development aid. The search for disarmament, improved international security, and development are equally important, and we remain committed to pursuing each of these aims.
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what ministerial and parliamentary representatives from the United Kingdom will attend the United nations conference on the relationship between disarmament and development in New York between 24 August and 11 September; what proposals Her Majesty's Government will make to the conference; and if he will make a statement.
A decision on the level of any United Kingdom participation at the conference, and on United Kingdom proposals, will be taken nearer the time.