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Nuclear Tests

Volume 124: debated on Friday 11 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether Her Majesty's Government will support any proposal that representatives of the Soviet Union be invited to monitor any future British nuclear tests at the Nevada test site.

If such a proposal were to be made on a Government-to-Government basis we would give it full consideration taking account of the requirements of national security. I would also remind the hon. Gentleman of my reply to his earlier question which I answered on 1 December at column 568.