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Nuclear Artillery Shells

Volume 79: debated on Thursday 16 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) why there is no reference in the Defence Estimates to the proposed introduction by the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation of new nuclear artillery shells into Europe;(2) if he will make a statement on the implication for the British Army of the Rhine of the modernisation of nuclear-capable artillery systems operated in Europe by the United Kingdom with warheads provided by the United States of America;(3) whether the plans for the modernisation of nuclear artillery in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation envisage a lower number of warheads but a higher number of nuclear capable launchers, and in particular a larger number of nuclear capable 155mm cannon.