HC Deb 02 March 1989 vol 148 c289W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the United Kingdom is party to any international agreement requiring the United Kingdom to be involved in nuclear disarmament negotiations.

Mrs. Chalker

Article VI of the non-proliferation treaty, to which the United Kingdom is a party, requires each of the parties to undertake to pursue negotiations in good faith on effective measures relating to cessation of the nuclear arms race at an early date and to nuclear disarmament, and on a treaty on general and complete disarmament under strict and effective international control. Our policy in respect of this article is contained in the answer given to the hon. Member by my hon. Friend the Minister of State (Mr. Waldegrave) on 8 December, at col.316–17.