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Nuclear Weapons

Volume 173: debated on Thursday 24 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the need of stales intending to develop a nuclear weapons capability to conduct nuclear test explosions.

Such matters are kept under review by the Ministry of Defence. However, different countries take different routes to the development of nuclear weapons and it is not possible to generalise regarding the technologies or methods which may be involved.