§ 40. Mr. Wingfield Digby
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what conversations took place with Great Britain's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies, and particularly with West Germany, before Her Majesty's Government reached the decision to ratify the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, regardless of the invasion of Czechoslovakia.
§ Mr. Michael Stewart
We maintain the closest contact with all our allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, and in recent weeks I have myself had opportunities for discussing the Non-Proliferation Treaty with my N.A.T.O. colleagues. We took their interests fully into account before reaffirming our decision to ratify the Treaty.