§ Mr. Michael McNair-Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps are being taken to set up a disarmament conference in western Europe in furtherance of the proposal agreed in Madrid.
§ Sir Geoffrey Howe
As agreed at Madrid, the conference on confidence and security building measures and disarmament in Europe will open in Stockholm on 17 January 1984. The first stage is confined to confidence and security building measures. With our allies, we are currently preparing a number of measures to table at the conference.