HC Deb 21 January 1983 vol 35 c231W
Mr. Arnold

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the four-power agreements on Berlin are working properly; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Onslow

The continuing existence of the four-power wartime and post-war agreements and decisions on Berlin was provided for in the quadripartite agreement of September 1971. This has brought considerable benefits to the people of Berlin and has served to reaffirm allied rights and responsibilities in the city as a whole. As a result, it has been broadly successful in its fundamental objective of creating stability in Berlin, which has reduced the potential for East-West confrontation over the city.