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Volume 928: debated on Friday 18 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will list in the Official Report the total annual expenditure on maintaining and enlarging Great Britain's stockpile of chemical and biological weapons at November 1976 prices for the years 1966 to 1976;(2) what is the Government's policy toward the continued stockpiling of biological weapons.

This country does not manufacture or possess chemical or biological weapons of any nature. There is no stockpile of such weapons.