§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what international negotiations on conventional arms transfers have taken place in the past decade; and with what results.
§ Mr. Luce
In 1977 and 1978 conventional arms transfer talks were held between the United States and the Soviet Union, without a successful outcome. In 1981 the United Nations General Assembly mandated a group of experts to study, on behalf of the United Nations Secretary-General,All aspects of the Conventional Arms Race and Conventional Disarmament.
A United Kingdom expert participated in this study.