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Nuclear Weapons

Volume 408: debated on Friday 11 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list Joint Working Groups conducted under the auspices of the 1958 Mutual Defence Agreement since 1973. [124742]

Joint Working Groups conducted since 1973 under the auspices of the 1958 Mutual Defence Agreement have exchanged technical information on the following subjects:

  • Neutron Sources
  • Radiation Simulation and Kinetic Effects Technology
  • Energetic Materials
  • Compatibility of Materials
  • Test Diagnostics
  • Nuclear Materials
  • Warhead Electrical Components and Technologies
  • Non-nuclear Materials
  • Nuclear Counter Terrorism Technology
  • Facilities
  • Nuclear Weapons Engineering
  • Nuclear Warhead Physics
  • Computational Technology
  • Aircraft, Missile and Space System Hardening
  • Laboratory Plasma Physics
  • Manufacturing Practices
  • Nuclear Warhead Accident Response Technology
  • Nuclear Weapon Code Development
  • Nuclear Weapon Environment and Damage Effects
    • Methodologies for Nuclear Weapon Safety Assurance