HC Deb 30 March 1988 vol 130 c520W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is Her Majesty's Government policy on the proposals of the Warsaw pact countries of a nuclear-free corridor along the line of contact between the Warsaw pact and NATO with a width of 300 km and from which all types of offensive weapons would be withdrawn; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mellor

It is our view that such a nuclear-free corridor would not enhance the security of the area. The corridor could still be targeted by weapons based outside and mobile systems could easily be moved back at a time of tension.