HC Deb 24 November 1983 vol 49 c239W
Mr. Soames

asked the Prime Minister what discussions are taking place with the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; and which Departments are involved.

Mr. Biffen

I have been asked to reply.

In the course of 1983, discussions at ministerial and official level with the Soviet Union have included political, cultural, arms control, trade, scientific, energy and transport questions. We envisage such discussions continuing. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Departments of Trade and Industry, Energy and Transport are involved.