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Nuclear Disarmament

Volume 454: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with (a) other permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, (b) the non-nuclear armed members of NATO, (c) India, (d) Pakistan and (e) Israel on the merits of the United Kingdom decommissioning its nuclear weapons (i) unilaterally and (ii) via multilateral negotiations. (105172)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office holds frequent and regular discussion with all the above-mentioned countries and the wider UN membership on the full range of disarmament issues through our participation in, inter alia, the Non-Proliferation treaty, the Conference on Disarmament, the UN Disarmament Committee and the UN First Committee. The UK strongly believes that the best way to achieve our goal of a safer world, free from nuclear weapons, is through consensus.