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Arms Control

Volume 124: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1987

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24.

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is the next stage in the discussions on arms control in Geneva following the intermediate nuclear forces agreement.

The bilateral Geneva nuclear and space talks between the United States and Soviet Union will continue. We look forward to the completion of a treaty providing for a 50 per cent. reduction in the strategic offensive weapons of the United States and Soviet Union. The 40 members of the conference on disarmament will continue to work towards a comprehensive global and verifiable ban on chemical weapons.