§ 51. Mr. James Lamond
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if anyone from his Department has participated in the work of the United Kingdom delegation to the Stockholm conference on security and confidence building in Europe.
§ Mr. Butler
I assume the hon. Member is referring to the Stockholm conference on disarmament in Europe, which was set up under the auspices of the conference on security and co-operation in Europe to discuss confidence and security-building measures in the military field.
Staff of the defence arms control unit work closely with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on a day-to-day basis in evaluating reports from and formulating advice to the United Kingdom delegation to CDE. In addition DACU staff occasionally attend sessions of the CDE, and are directly involved in consultations with members of the United Kingdom delegation on visits to London. Two members of the delegation are on secondment from the Ministry of Defence.