HC Deb 21 January 1987 vol 108 c604W
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.

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