HC Deb 19 January 1989 vol 145 c255W
Mr. Tony Lloyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish in theOfficial Report the finally agreed text of the conference on security and co-operation in Europe in Vienna; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Waldegrave

The Vienna concluding document will be published as a White Paper, as will my right hon. and learned Friend the Foreign Secretary's speech at the concluding session of the Vienna CSCE meeting.

In the meantime, copies of both the document and the speech will be placed in the Library of the House and issued to members of the public on request.

Mr. Atkinson

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonweath Affairs if he will make a statement on the terms of the concluding document of the Vienna CSCE review conference.

Mr. Waldegrave

I refer my hon. Friend to the answer that I gave to him on 11 January, at column830. The Vienna concluding document contains greatly improved commitments on human rights and contacts, including an important new mechanism for the regular review of human rights abuses, and provides for increased co-operation in economic, scientific, environmental, information, cultural and educational fields. It contains a substantial programme of follow up activities including an information forum in London in April/May 1989 and opens the way to negotiations in March on conventional arms control and confidence and security building measures.

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