HC Deb 11 April 1986 vol 95 c221W
Mr. Best

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if, further to the answer of 19 February to the hon. Member for Ynys Môn, Official Report, column 172, he will state when it is expected that drafting of the proposals for confidence-building measures in military activities will be complete; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Renton

We hope that a worthwhile agreement covering the exchange of information, annual forecasts, notification and observation of military activities, and adequate verification procedures covering these points, will have been concluded by the time the Stockholm conference adjourns on 19 September.

We shall be working hard for such a result when the next session of the conference opens on 15 April.