§ Mr. Boyes
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions have been held with(a) the Soviet and (b) the United States' authorities concerning the provisions for verifying the numbers and locations of that part of the pooled United States Navy, Royal Navy inventory of Trident missiles which is held in Royal Navy custody, as part of a proposed United States-Soviet agreement to reduce strategic weapons.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
The United States-Soviet START negotiations cover United States and Soviet strategic weapons only. The details of the verification provisions have yet to be agreed. We maintained regular contacts with both the United States and Soviet Governments on START as well as on other arms control issues. Our exchanges with the United States are particularly close and regular.