§ 70. Sir Michael Shaw
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he has discussed with the Foreign Minister of the Federal German Republic any proposals to withdraw short-range nuclear weapons from the British Army on the Rhine; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Renton
We have had no such discussions. It is NATO's policy to maintain the minimum number of nuclear weapons necessary for effective deterrance. We are now implementing the Montebello decision of October 1983 to reduce NATO's non-strategic nuclear warheads by 1,400 by 1988.