Lord Jenkins of Putney: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will refuse to cooperate with the United States government in their National Missile Defence policy.
Lord Jenkins of Putney: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will request the United States government to abandon their National Missile Defence policy on the ground of hostility to the project by and within NATO countries.
Lord Jenkins of Putney: asked Her Majesty's Government: What further steps are being taken to restore democracy in Burma following the speech by Mr John Battle, MP, Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, supporting the condemnation of the military regime by the United Nations.
Lord Jenkins of Putney: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have adopted or will adopt one or more of the Ten Ways to a Culture of Peace recommended by Labour Action for Peace.
Lord Jenkins of Putney: My Lords, I thank my noble friend for that answer. However, perhaps I may suggest that a pamphlet I have provides the means whereby the aims and ambitions of the Government as regards peace may be put into effect. The 10 contributors include Kofi Annan, Cilla Elworthy and many other writers of distinction. I shall arrange for copies to be placed in the Library in the next day or two. Members...
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Lord Jenkins of Putney: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will list public expenditure by government departments, ranking those departments from the largest to the smallest in terms of expenditure.
Lord Jenkins of Putney: asked Her Majesty's Government: What discussions were held prior to the reported decision to launch a fourth Trident submarine later this year and whether this decision would be consistent with their policy on nuclear disarmament.
Lord Jenkins of Putney: asked the Leader of the House: Whether she will support the introduction of a procedure in this House comparable to the Early-Day Motion procedure in the House of Commons.
Lord Jenkins of Putney: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will consider adopting the Tobin Tax Initiative to enable the maintenance of a comprehensive welfare state.
Lord Jenkins of Putney: My Lords, is not the production of less nuclear waste one fairly simply solution? I should like to think that it is not excluded from discussions.
Lord Jenkins of Putney: asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the circumstances which prevent them from adopting and advocating an international convention outlawing nuclear weapons, as is the case with chemical and biological weapons.
Lord Jenkins of Putney: My Lords, in changing that environment for the better, would it not be helpful if the Government were to produce the first draft of a convention which they believe to be acceptable and enforceable? Producing the first draft of the means by which such a change might be achieved would at least show people who believe that the Government's devotion to getting rid of the nuclear weapon is false...
Lord Jenkins of Putney: My Lords, as one who has been treated in a most unseemly fashion by the pigeons in Trafalgar Square, may I stand up for their right to do the same to anyone who follows in my footsteps?
Lord Jenkins of Putney: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they consider that the banning of all nuclear weapons can only be achieved by the adoption of a plan by the nuclear powers along the lines proposed by the Canberra Commission, and whether they will now propose such a plan.
Lord Jenkins of Putney: My Lords, my noble friend is right to say that the Canberra Commission decided in the end not to put forward its proposal for a convention. But, since that time, that matter has been reconsidered. A most remarkable document entitled Security and Survival, emanating originally from the United States although it represents also the views of several other countries, proposes a model for a...
Lord Jenkins of Putney: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will adopt and implement the Model Convention on the prohibition of the development, testing, production, stockpiling, transfer, use and threat of use of nuclear weapons and on their elimination contained in Security and Survival--The Case for a Nuclear Weapons Convention, issued by the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms, the...
Lord Jenkins of Putney: My Lords, is my noble friend aware that it is widely known throughout the country that Burma is in a special position and that the Government's action in this matter is widely supported, generally understood and I hope will be persisted in until such time as Burma acquires, in the course of time (as one hopes it must) a government that are prepared to act as part of the international...
Lord Jenkins of Putney: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, as suggested in a recent Economist leader, they will look again at the issue of returning the Elgin marbles to Greece.
Lord Jenkins of Putney: asked Her Majesty's Government: To what extent the United Kingdom's balance of trade is dependent upon the arms trade.