§ Mr. David Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) if he will make a statement on the future of COCOM;
(2) if he will make a statement on the matters discussed and decisions taken at the meeting of the co-ordinating committee on multilateral export controls held in The Hague on 16 November.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
Representatives of the Governments participating in COCOM met in The Hague on 16 November. They agreed that COCOM should be terminated as soon as possible, but no later than 31 March 1994. There was also broad agreement that at the same time, new arrangements should be established to promote transparency and responsibility in the transfer of armaments and related dual use goods: the details of the new arrangements remain to be decided.