§ Mr. Battle
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with his United States counterpart about the defence implications of inspection and verification of United Kingdom forces, and those of other nations in the event of an early agreement to reduce conventional and nuclear forces.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
My right hon. Friend regularly discusses arms control matters, including the defence implications of inspection and verification regimes, with Mr. Cheney and will do so during the course of his current visit to the USA.