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Nuclear Weapons

Volume 974: debated on Monday 26 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will list the local authorities, public organisations and private organisations with whom he discussed the question of placing nuclear weapons in East Anglia, before agreeing to have these weapons placed in this area; and whether he will make a statement.

The Alliance has yet to decide on the modernisation of its theatre nuclear forces. No decisions on basing have, therefore, yet been taken, and there have been no formal discussions with local authorities or other organisations in East Anglia or elsewhere.