HC Deb 20 July 1982 vol 28 c96W
Mr. John Page

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement on the Government's policy towards the recommendations adopted by the Western European Union Assembly at its part session in Paris in June 1982 on the problem of nuclear weapons in Europe and on disarmament.

Mr. Hurd

The Government welcome the Assembly's discussion of arms control and disarmament. We attach much importance to current negotiations for specific measures of disarmament and can in general support the Assembly's recommendations on nuclear weapons in Europe. We are glad to note that some of the Assembly's recommendations for disarmament similarly reflect the importance of the negotiations in Geneva and Vienna. We are not sure that some of the other recommendations are practicable.

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