HC Deb 21 October 1987 vol 120 c767W
38. Mr. Page

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the latest programme in arms control negotiations.

Sir Geoffrey Howe

Prospects for a United States-Soviet agreement on intermediate nuclear force missiles are encouraging. A number of key issues, including verification, remain to be resolved

We are participating in talks in Vienna to agree the framework for negotiations on conventional stability covering the Atlantic to the Urals.

Negotiations on chemical weapons have made progress. But considerable complexities remain.

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