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1990 - PMQT Written Answers 12th December 1990

Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister's Question Time from 12th December 1990.


PRIME MINISTER:

Test Ban Treaty

Mr. Cryer : To ask the Prime Minister if he will make it his policy to raise the amendment conference of the 1963 partial nuclear test ban treaty, to be held in January 1991, when he meets the President of the United States.

The Prime Minister : We consult with the United States Administration on the partial test ban treaty at all levels.

Mr. Cryer : To ask the Prime Minister if he will make it his policy to attend the opening session of the amendment conference of the partial test ban treaty in New York in January 1991.

The Prime Minister : I have no plans to attend the partial test ban treaty amendment conference.


AIDS

Mr. Cryer : To ask the Prime Minister if he will reconvene the Cabinet committee reviewing AIDS.

The Prime Minister : The Government will continue to pursue vigorously a strategy for dealing with AIDS, but I have no plans to establish a Cabinet committee specifically to consider AIDS issues.


Israel

Mr. Nellist : To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on his recent meeting with Prime Minister Shamir.

The Prime Minister : I had a useful first meeting with Mr. Shamir. We discussed bilateral and regional issues including the immediate issue of the Gulf crisis, as well as the longer term issue of the Arab-Israel dispute.