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Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Arms Control (10 Jan 1990)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: The United Kingdom joins in the two sets of conventional arms control negotiations taking place in Vienna, and in the chemical weapons negotiations at Geneva. All three are making progress; in particular, we hope that the negotiation on conventional armed forces in Europe—the CFE talks—will meet our ambitious target of agreement during this year. I shall be attending a conference in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Arms Control (10 Jan 1990)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: My hon. Friend is quite right—what is producing these results is strength followed by negotiation. We have shown the strength, and we are now gaining the benefits of the negotiation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Arms Control (10 Jan 1990)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: The hon. Gentleman is a good bit out of date. A plentiful programme of work for the CFE negotiations still lies ahead and there is hard work still to be done, which is why the Canadians have suggested that, among other things, we should review progress at the Ottawa conference and establish whether any obstacles can be removed. Nevertheless, although some arguing remains to be done, I think...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Arms Control (10 Jan 1990)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: I entirely agree, and no such demends have been received.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Arms Control (10 Jan 1990)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: The right hon. Gentleman is nit-picking. The comprehensive concept—to which my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister was referring, and to which the right hon. Gentleman also clearly refers—is not in dispute; the allies are all agreed on it, and we are all adhering to it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Arms Control (10 Jan 1990)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: There is great advantage, when one is thinking of any reductions in defence spending or defence equipment, in continuing to hold negotiations on balanced and agreed reductions.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Khmer Rouge (10 Jan 1990)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: I refer the hon. Member to the reply that I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Broxtowe (Mr. Lester) on 8 November in which I made plain the Government's repugnance for the Khmer Rouge and set out our policy towards Cambodia.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Khmer Rouge (10 Jan 1990)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: I have seen no report of a military attack on Pnomh Penh. I agree with the hon. Gentleman about the interest and importance of the Australian proposal, which would give the United Nations a substantial role in running Cambodia while long-term arrangements were made. I have discussed it with the Australian Foreign Minister and several of my other colleagues. When the representatives of the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Khmer Rouge (10 Jan 1990)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: I know my hon. Friend's view. He also knows that there is still widespread resentment and suspicion of the way in which Vietnam imposed that Government on Cambodia. The Vietnamese have withdrawn their Government troops from Cambodia and that has changed the position. That is why we sent a team to Cambodia recently. It had a successful mission as a result of which my right hon. Friend the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Khmer Rouge (10 Jan 1990)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: I agree that the role of China is extremely important in this matter. Its representative will be present at the meeting in Paris and I hope that China will take note of my hon. Friend's points.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Khmer Rouge (10 Jan 1990)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: In his rhetoric, the hon. Gentleman has not noticed what is going on. I have updated our policy and I announced it to my hon. Friend the Member for Broxtowe on 8 November. I have just repeated the changes that have been made. I believe that there can be further updating by bringing our western friends and our friends in south-east Asia forward together. I would much rather do that as I...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: US Secretary of State (10 Jan 1990)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: I last met the United States Secretary of State on 14 and 15 December at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Brussels. Secretary Baker also called on me in London on 11 December, when we discussed a wide range of issues.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: US Secretary of State (10 Jan 1990)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: I have not discussed that matter with the American Secretary of State. We have been glad to accede to the request for help in clearing up these atrocities. The team consists of three Metropolitan police officers who are helping the local authorities in the pursuit of justice.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: US Secretary of State (10 Jan 1990)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: Yes, I think that the renewed United States enthusiasm for development in Europe is correct, particularly as the Americans have made it clear that they are not seeking to intervene in the discussions in the Community about what sort of Community it should become, and are placing their emphasis, as we do, on completion of the single market and the achievement of a liberal and open trading system.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: US Secretary of State (10 Jan 1990)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: I have discussed the whole question of the boat people with Mr. Baker and I shall do so again when, as I hope, I visit Washington at about the end of the month. I very much hope that at the steering committee meeting on the boat people in Geneva, which, as the hon. Gentleman knows, will be held next week, we shall find the international community—perhaps with some help from the United...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: US Secretary of State (10 Jan 1990)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: Points similar to those made by my right hon. Friend have been put repeatedly to the United States, and I believe that the reaction in the United States to the repatriation of the planeload of 51 to Vietnam was a good deal more moderate than some of us had expected. Certainly, there is increasing understanding within the United States Administration of what we are trying to achieve and why,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Eastern Europe (10 Jan 1990)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: I have had a number of such discussions recently with Mr. Delors. The subject, as the hon. Member knows, was also discussed at the Strasbourg European Council and the ministerial meeting of the Group of 24 on 13 December.

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Eastern Europe (10 Jan 1990)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: The credit does not go solely to Mr. Gorbachev; it must also go to the countries of the West, Europe and the United States, which stood firm at a time when the Communist dictatorships seemed impregnable. That needs to be recorded. As my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has often said, we certainly believe that it is in the interests of the West that Mr. Gorbachev should succeed with...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Eastern Europe (10 Jan 1990)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: I certainly will. I know of my hon. Friend's interest in and leadership of such ventures. The contribution that Britain can most aptly make to those countries as they move towards free institutions is to show them, through many relevant projects and in many different ways, how to erect free institutions, free media and free elections, and how to move from a command economy to a market...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Eastern Europe (10 Jan 1990)

Hon. Douglas Hurd: I am having a little difficulty following the hon. Gentleman's logic, but it appears to be deeply defensive stuff. Political and economic freedom go hand-in-hand; neither survives well without the other. That is the lesson that the peoples of eastern Europe are teaching their former rulers.


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