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Military Personnel

Volume 79: debated on Friday 17 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many military personnel, by service, have been removed from nuclear-related tasks because of their psychological problems, or alcohol-related problems, or their use of non-prescribed drugs, in the most recent year for which figures are available.

Statistics on the number of service personnel removed from nuclear related tasks, for whatever reasons, are not centrally recorded and could not be provided without disproportionate effort.There are, of course, comprehensive physical and procedural safeguards to prevent any form of unauthorised action by an individual in relation to nuclear weapons for whatever reason.