HC Deb 05 April 1971 vol 815 c34W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he is aware that the Soviet Government have officially called for a five-Power nuclear disarmament conference, leading to a world disarmament conference, and the ending of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and Warsaw Pacts; what is the policy of Her Majesty's Government towards these proposals; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Godber

Whilst we are always ready to consider any suggestions for advancing international disarmament negotiations and for contributing to international security, we feel that in present circumstances, the right course is to persevere in the negotiations already under way in the Conference of the Committee on Disarmament and in the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks.