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Ballistic Missile Interceptors

Volume 448: debated on Thursday 29 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions the Government have had with US authorities on siting land based ballistic missile interceptors in (a) the UK and (b) UK territorial waters. (80385)

Officials work closely with the United States on joint technology programmes and to further our understanding of the US ballistic missile defence system. Their discussions include the modelling of possible missile defence architectures. However, we have had no discussions about the use of specific sites for interceptors in the United Kingdom.