HC Deb 21 January 1981 vol 997 cc166-7W
20. Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Lord Privy Seal what consideration he has given to the two proposals made by President Brezhnev in December regarding the Gulf and strategic nuclear weapons; and if he will test these offers by welcoming them and starting to negotiate.

Mr. Hurd

We have studied the proposals carefully and have noted their emphasis on the principles of the nonuse of force and non-interference in the internal affairs of others. The best test of these proposals will be whether the Soviet Union withdraws its troops from Afghanistan.

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