§ Lord Kennet
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether, given the geographical position of the Shetland Islands, they consider the United Kingdom to be among those countries which have a direct interest in Arctic affairs, and if so whether they are taking part in the various discussions currently being carried on, some as a result of, and some concerning, the various proposals for international co-operation put forward by Mr. Gorbachev in October 1987.794WA
§ The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Lord Glenarthur)
The United Kingdom has an interest in the Arctic and will participate in any discussions concerning the area.