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Strategic Defences: Us-Uk Accord

Volume 478: debated on Friday 18 July 1986

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What, in the event of the United States deciding to go ahead with strategic defences as advocated by the United States Secretary for Defense, Mr. Weinberger, and of the United Kingdom deciding that the deployment of strategic defences would be dangerous and destabilising, would be the status of the technologies developed by British Government laboratories, or by British firms under contract to the United States SDIO.

The noble Lord will be aware of the four points which lie at the heart of the accord reached between my right honourable friend the Prime Minister and President Reagan at Camp David in December 1984. It would not be appropriate to speculate upon the outcome of the research or our attitude to it as the noble Lord asks.