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Nuclear Weapons

Volume 98: debated on Wednesday 4 June 1986

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asked the Prime Minister if she will identify Government funds currently devoted to investigation of means of independent verification of nuclear weapon tests of other states; and if she will make a statement.

The most important verification technology is seismology. Government expenditure on unclassified work in this area is currently £1·6 million. The Government also undertake classified work in related areas, details of which cannot be revealed on grounds of national security.