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Nuclear Weapons

Volume 493: debated on Monday 8 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made at the UN Conference on Disarmament on the negotiation of a treaty prohibiting the production of fissionable materials for nuclear weapons. (278600)

The UN Conference on Disarmament formally adopted a Programme of Work (CD/1863) on 29 May 2009 which includes negotiations on a fissile material cut-off treaty (FMCT) based on the 1995 Shannon mandate.

We welcome this decision. Opening negotiations on an FMCT has long been a UK objective.