§ 17. Mr. Frank Allaun
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what additional expenditure, beyond the £120,000 already contracted for with Aerospace and other firms, it is proposed to incur on research studies connected with cruise missile technology.
§ Mr. Allaun
I am glad to hear that. Will my right hon. Friend give a firm undertaking that we shall not either singly or jointly develop or deploy the cruise missile, which would wreck detente? I ask the question because there have been so many precedents where there has been a step-by-step approach to new nuclear weapons.
§ Mr. Mulley
My hon. Friend expresses undue concern and anxiety. I assure him that one can buy very little of a cruise missile programme for £120,000.