HC Deb 13 July 1995 vol 263 c792W
Dr. David Clark

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the recent report by the United Nations Secretary General which calls for a total ban on the export of anti-personnel land mines. [34211]

Mr. Arbuthnot

We support international efforts to strengthen controls on the use, production, stockpiling and transfer of anti-personnel land mines, but believe that total ban at this stage would neither secure broad international agreement nor be properly implemented.