HC Deb 26 June 1989 vol 155 cc301-2W
Dr. Thomas

To ask the Prime Minister what is the basis for her statement at the NATO press conference in Brussels on 30 May that President Bush's plan for conventional force cuts in Europe within six months to a year is a very optimistic timetable.

The Prime Minister

The practical details (such as definitions, counting rules and verification arrangements) of a negotiation as complex as this are daunting. Negotiating satisfactory arrangements within the timetable we have set ourselves will be hard work, but we have made a good start.

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