§ 65. Mr. Sumberg
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what defence contacts his Department has made over the past 12 months with Warsaw pact countries.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
During the past 12 months there have been regular meetings with representatives of Warsaw pact nations at ministerial and official level. Recent contacts have included a visit by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State to the Soviet Union last month, and a meeting between my noble Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Armed Forces and counterparts from Poland, Norway and538W France in Oslo on 26 May. I recently met the German Democratic Republic State Secretary for Defence, Herr Marczinek in London.