HC Deb 02 July 1986 vol 100 cc587-8W
Mr. Tony Lloyd

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if there has been any recent change of policy regarding the standard of proof required as regards verification necessary for an effective comprehensive test ban treaty; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Lee

No. We are looking for adequate verification that is sufficiently reliable to give confidence to all sides. The detailed requirements were set out by my hon. Friend the Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the Adjournment debate on 26 March at columns 1047–52.