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Nuclear Warheads

Volume 174: debated on Thursday 14 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if insensitive high explosives are used on the nuclear warheads fitted to United States air force SRAM-A missiles based in Britain.

There are no United States air force SRAM-A missiles based in Britain.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if any nuclear warheads of British manufacture use insensitive high explosive.

It would not be in the national interest to reveal such details of nuclear weapon design.