HC Deb 08 March 1989 vol 148 cc554-5W
49. Mr. Patrick Thompson

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consultations he has had with his NATO counterparts on the commencement of conventional forces in Europe talks in Vienna.

Mr. Waldegrave

These talks, together with the negotiations on confidence and security-building measures, were among the subjects my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State discussed with his NATO ministerial colleagues at the North Atlantic Council in Brussels on 8 and 9 December last year. We outlined our objectives in the statement on conventional arms control, of 8 December, a copy of which has been placed in the Library of the House.

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