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W-79 Nuclear Warhead

Volume 115: debated on Tuesday 5 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what information he has received from the United States authorities concerning a potential enhanced radiation capability in relation to the W-79 nuclear shell deployed by the United States of America in Europe;(2) whether Her Majesty's Government's approval is required prior to the allocation of W-79 nuclear warheads by the United States to its custodial units supporting the British Army of the Rhine; and if he will make a statement;(3) what information he has received from the United States authorities about the deployment by the United States Army of W-79 nuclear warheads in the NORTHAG area of NATO;(4) what information he has as to when deployment of the W-79 nuclear shell by the United States of America in the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation commenced.