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Nuclear Weapons (Transportation)

Volume 24: debated on Tuesday 25 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the regulations under which the transport of nuclear weapons is governed.

No. For security reasons it would not be appropriate to give details of the regulations involved. However, these regulations which govern movement of all nuclear weapons by the Ministry of Defence within this country follow the very strict criteria laid down by the nuclear weapons safety committee, an independent body which reports directly to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence.