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Short-Range Nuclear Warheads

Volume 174: debated on Monday 18 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy to prohibit the deployment in, storage in or transit through or over the United Kingdom of W69, W79 and W88 warheads until such time as faults in them have been thoroughly investigated and eliminated; and if he will make a statement.

We neither confirm nor deny the presence of nuclear weapons at particular places and times. We do, however, maintain regular contact with the US Government on safety matters and are satisfied with US assurances on the safety of their nuclear weapons.