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Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 5 June 1990

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To ask the Prime Minister whether there have been any periods of defence plutonium production subsequent to that mentioned in her reply to the right hon. Member for Yeovil (Mr. Ashdown) of 19 February 1985, Official Report, columns 406–07; and whether the policy outlined in her answer continues to be that of Her Majesty's Government.

The policy of Her Majesty's Government remains unchanged. Production of plutonium for defence purposes is kept at the minimum level required to meet defence needs. It would not be in the national interest to give details.