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Theatre Nuclear Weapons

Volume 972: debated on Tuesday 30 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on his discussions with United States of America and other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Ministers on the need for theatre nuclear weapons in Europe.

At the defence planning committee in May and in subsequent meetings with Alliance Ministers I have made clear the Government's firm support for the need for NATO collectively to modernise its theatre nuclear weapons in Europe.