§ Lord Kennet
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will reinforce the Prime Minister's encouragement to the United States Senators to ratify the Comprehensive Test Ban by discouraging them from breaching the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty with a National Missile Defence. [HL4154]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Baroness Scotland of Asthal)
We welcomed the agreement by Presidents Yeltsin and Clinton at Cologne in June to hold discussions on the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, and on a possible START III treaty.
We look forward to the outcome of these discussions.