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Diego Garcia: Nuclear Weapons Presence

Volume 417: debated on Wednesday 25 February 1981

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether the lease of Diego Garcia to the USA includes permission to station nuclear weapons on the island and whether this has been done as reported by the newspaper

Témoignages, published in the nearby French dependency of Réunion.

The noble Lord will know that it has been the practice over many years of successive British and United States Governments neither to confirm nor deny the presence or absence of nuclear weapons in any particular location.