HC Deb 24 July 1991 vol 195 c632W
16. Mr. Day

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress is being made in securing international support for a United Nations arms exports register.

Mr. Hurd

Our initiative for a UN register has received wide support. The European Council on 28–29 June decided that the Twelve should put to the next UN General Assembly a joint resolution proposing a register. Leaders at the London economic summit affirmed their commitment to the early adoption of such a register. At their meeting in Paris on 8–9 July the five permanent members of the Security Council also endorsed this approach. So this is going well.

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