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Nuclear Weapons

Volume 78: debated on Tuesday 30 April 1985

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38.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence why information about the numbers of nuclear weapons held by Britain is not published.

Some information about the nuclear capabilities of British defence forces is published. For example, I refer the hon. Member to chapter 4 (paragraphs 402–406) of the 1984 Statement on the Defence Estimates. However, successive Governments have declined, for reasons of security, to give details of numbers of warheads.