§ Mr. Cryer
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the outcome of the meeting of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council on nuclear proliferation and control of sensitive technology sales, held in London on 26 September.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
The recent experts' meeting in London discussed arms transfers and non-proliferation, in particular the development of agreed guidelines governing conventional arms transfers and the development of modalities of a consultation and information exchange mechanism on arms transfers to, as a matter of priority, the middle east. Senior officials are meeting again in London on 17 and 18 October to continue this process.