§ 52. Mr. Wareing
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to pursue the zero option in so far as intermediate nuclear forces are concerned.
§ Mr. Eggar
We remain in close touch with our allies about intermediate nuclear forces, and support the118W continued United States efforts at the Geneva nuclear and space talks to achieve an INF agreement. At their recent meeting at Camp David, my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister and President Reagan identified such an INF agreement, with restraints on shorter-range systems, as one of three priorities for arms control negotiations. There will be a further opportunity for full discussion of these issues at the North Atlantic Council meeting on 11–12 December.