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Nuclear Weapons

Volume 987: debated on Thursday 3 July 1980

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asked the Secretary of of State for Defence what discussions Her Majesty's Government have had with British defence manufacturers with a view to exploring the possibility of a British or joint European venture to meet the requirement for a successor system to Polaris.

I have nothing to add to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Plymouth, Sutton (Mr. Clark) on 17 June. As I have, however, already made clear, as soon as we have announced a decision on the question of a successor to Polaris I shall publish a substantial document giving the fullest possible account of all the considerations involved.