§ Mr. Onslow
As my right hon. Friend told the House on 4 November—[Vol. 31, c. 121]—the Government are seeking, over a range of negotiations, ways of strengthening our security at lower levels of force. It is with that object that we participate in the talks on mutual and balanced force reductions in Vienna and in the work of the committee on disarmament in Geneva where we have a special interest in the work for a ban on the production of chemical weapons. Through bilateral consultation and in NATO we make a contribution to the negotiations between the United States and the Soviet Union on reducing intermediate range and strategic nuclear weapons.