§ 43. Mr. Forman
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the latest developments at the Stockholm confidence building measures conference.
§ 77. Mr. James Lamond
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he is satisfied with the progress of the Stockholm conference on security and co-operation in Europe.
§ Mr. Latham
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made 473W at the conference on confidence and security building measures and disarmament in Europe since the speech in Stockhom by the Minister of State, his hon. Friend, the Member for Shoreham (Mr. Luce) on 13 September 1984.
§ Mr. Luce
In December agreement was reached on an agenda and timetable for two working groups. In this session — 29 January to 22 March — participants are circulating working papers on thier tabled proposals and more detailed discussion has begun. We welcome this and look forward to making progress on practical measures which would enhance confidence and thereby diminish the possibility of any future resort to force.