HC Deb 05 December 1989 vol 163 cc142-3W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what meeting has been held since September with representatives of the Government of the Republic of South Africa and the United Kingdom on the arrangements for South Africa to join the nuclear non-proliferation treaty; what other non-proliferation treaty depository states have been involved in such discussions; and what future plans there are for further meetings with South Africa on the non-proliferation treaty.

Mr. Maude

There has not been any such meeting since September. However, representatives of the United Kingdom, the United States and the Soviet Union (which are the depositary states of the non-proliferation treaty) are to meet South African representatives in Vienna on 11 and 12 December to discuss the question of South African accession to the treaty.

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