HC Deb 24 January 1983 vol 35 c300W
Mr. Best

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to his answer of 22 December, Official Report, c. 601, what talks he has so far held with interested states to seek a resolution of Her Majesty's Government's reservations on certain provisions of the United Nations convention on the law of the sea; and what further talks are planned.

Mr. Onslow

We are now engaged in confidential discussions with the states concerned in line with my hon. Friend's answer of 22 December. We will then consider what further steps to take.