HC Deb 16 November 1977 vol 939 c263W
Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proposals the Government have submitted for the agenda of next year's special United Nations Assembly on disarmament; and whether they intend to make any proposals leading ultimately to general and complete disarmament on the basis of the 1961 McCloy-Zorin principles.

Mr. Luard

The Government's letter of 2nd May to the United Nations Secretary General, copies of which are available in the Library of the House, suggested a framework for the agenda of the Special Session on Disarmament. The Preparatory Committee for the Special Session has recommended the adoption by the current General Assembly of an agenda which incorporates our ideas.

Our objective is general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control. We are seeking to move towards it by a series of important specific measures such as a comprehensive test ban treaty. We shall work constructively at the Special Session for a declaration on disarmament and a programme of action which will give an impetus to progress in the spirit of McCloy-Zorin principles.

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