HC Deb 03 February 1982 vol 17 c153W
25. Mr. David Atkinson

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will make a statement about the progress of the current Helsinki Conference in Madrid.

Mr. Hurd

Western delegations welcomed as a useful step the draft concluding document tabled on 16 December by certain neutral and nonaligned States. But the recent and continuing repression of human and social rights in Poland, which violates commitments undertaken in the Final Act, inevitably affects the situation in which the conference will resume.