§ 61. Mr. Hannam
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will make a statement on the progress of the mutual and balanced force reduction talks in Vienna.
§ Mr. Renton
Progress at the MBFR talks has been disappointing as the Warsaw Pact continues to refuse to give a realistic response to the Western proposal of December 1985, in which we made a constructive attempt to break the long-standing deadlock by offering to accept troop reductions without prior agreement on force levels.