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Nuclear Tests

Volume 208: debated on Wednesday 3 June 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what response has been made by Her Majesty's Government to the announcement made by the French Government on 8 April of a moratorium on nuclear testing until the end of 1992.

The Government's policy on nuclear testing remains unchanged. We have a continuing requirement to sustain a minimum programme of tests to maintain the effectiveness and safety of our nuclear deterrent.