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Cruise Missiles

Volume 984: debated on Friday 9 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many copies of the pamphlet concerning the deployment of American cruise missiles in the United Kingdom have been published; at what cost; for what purpose; if he will arrange for a copy to be placed in the Library; and if he will make a statement;(2) to whom he intends to distribute a copy of the pamphlet concerning the deployment of American cruise missiles in the United Kingdom; how much the distribution cost will be; if the pamphlet will be distributed free; if so, why; or how much it will cost; where it will be available; and if he will make similar funds available to those who oppose the deployment of American cruise missiles in the United Kingdom to put their case.

No decision has yet been taken on basing. When it has been I shall want to inform the House and the public about it as fully as possible, but I have not yet decided on the precise means.