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Polaris And Trident

Volume 14: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether the United Kingdom's Polaris and Trident will be included in the Geneva discussions on theatre nuclear forces.

No. The negotiations are concerned with the long-range, land-based theatre nuclear forces of the United States and the Soviet Union. They will therefore cover neither the United Kingdom Polaris force nor its successor Trident, which are sea-based strategic deterrent systems.