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Strategic Defence Initiative

Volume 86: debated on Thursday 14 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he has reached agreement with the United States of America on the ownership of materials and systems developed in the United Kingdom under the SDI programme: and if he will make a statement.

The United States strategic defence initiative, and hence any participation by the United Kingdom, is limited to research. Consequently, no materials or systems would be developed in the United Kingdom.