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Diego Garcia

Volume 888: debated on Tuesday 11 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether any of the ships and aircraft for which extended facilities are being prepared at the Diego Garcia base are nuclear naval units and A-bomb planes; and if he will make a statement.

It is the long-standing policy of Her Majesty's Government and of the United States Government neither to confirm nor deny the presence of nuclear weapons in ships, aircraft or any particular location. But there are no plans to construct any specialised support facilities on Diego Garcia for nuclear powered or nuclear carrying vessels or aircraft.