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Chemical Weapons

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 15 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether British troops in the Gulf are equipped with disabling nerve agents; and under what circumstances they can be used. [101942]

[holding answer 10 March 2003]: No. As a State Party to the 1993 Chemical Weapons Convention, the United Kingdom has undertaken never to develop, produce or use chemical weapons.