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Thursday, 28 February 1985
Page: 383

Mr PEACOCK —My question is directed to the Prime Minister. Will the Prime Minister advise the House whether the Foreign Minister or any other Minister wrote to him expressing concern about the MX decision before the meeting between himself, the Foreign Minister and the Minister for Defence on 16 November 1983, which I remind him was the meeting which the Prime Minister has consistently represented as being the occasion from which his first undertaking to the Americans to assist in the MX missile tests flowed?

Mr HAWKE —As I have made clear on a number of occasions in this place, I am not prepared to go to the contents of correspondence between Ministers and myself. It is a practice that I have consistently followed and I am sure that my predecessors in office did the same thing.