§ Mr. Sayeed
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what Her Majesty's Government intend to do about the renewal of the non-proliferation treaty in August/September 1985; and if they intend to propose any changes.
§ Mr. Luce
The object of next year's non-proliferation treaty review conference isto review the operation of this Treaty with a view to assuring that the purposes of the Preamble and the provisions of the Treaty are being realised",in accordance with article VIII (3). The question of renewing the treaty does not arise until 1995, as provided for in article X(2). Our policy towards the 1985 review conference was explained in my answer of 17 December to my hon. Friend the Member for Ynys Mon (Mr. Best) at column 30.