§ Mr. Wilkinson
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to strengthen the United Kingdom's commitment to the Central Treaty Organisation.
§ Lord Balniel
As my right hon. Friend has said on previous occasions, including his opening statement to the Ministerial Council in June last year, Her Majesty's Government value the Central Treaty Organisation and will continue to do so. I am satisfied that our present level of support for the alliance reflects this esteem.