HC Deb 27 November 1984 vol 68 c778
Q15. Mr. Bill Walker

asked the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Tuesday 27 November.

The Prime Minister

I refer my hon. Friend to the reply that I gave some moments ago.

Mr. Walker

Will my right hon. Friend confirm that it is naive indeed to imagine that because people say that their missiles are not targeted on a certain country they cannot then be retargeted at short notice? Consequently, is not an agreement on such lines meaningless and worthless?

The Prime Minister

I agree that such an agreement is totally worthless. I understand that a similar offer was made in 1978.

Mr. Frank Cook

In her recent statement at the Guildhall the Prime Minister said clearly that the good work, loyalty and allegiance of the miners would not be forgotten. Will she take the opportunity this afternoon to give a similar assurance about the good work, loyalty and allegiance displayed by those men and women who, 30 or 35 years ago, offered good work, loyalty and allegiance on Monte Bello, Maralinga, Christmas and Malden Islands? If she will give that assurance, will she tell us clearly in what way it will be manifested?

The Prime Minister

I hope that this Government never forget the good work of those who have served their country well and truly. I cannot be more specific than that.

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