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Nuclear Weapons (Negotiations)

Volume 32: debated on Wednesday 24 November 1982

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42.

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will propose to the United States of America and the Soviet Union that the United Kingdom and France join in the current negotiations on nuclear weapons and that French and British stocks be taken into account.

No. In Her Majesty's Government's view, shared by all our allies, the British nuclear deterrent has no place in the current negotiations in Geneva.