§ 60. Dr. A. Thompson
asked the Minister of Aviation (1) whether he is satisfied that there will be no delay in the provision of British warheads for Polaris submarines; and if he will make a statement;
(2) what provisional plans he has made for the use of American warheads for the Polaris submarine in the event of technical obstacles to the fitting of British warheads.
§ 62. Mr. Grimond
asked the Minister of Aviation if he is satisfied that the technical difficulties of fitting a British warhead on the A3 Polaris missile have been overcome; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Amery
I am satisfied that we have the knowledge and experience to develop and manufacture in this country a British warhead for our Polaris missiles. It will be fully compatible with the missile. The House will not expect me to go into details of warhead design, but we foresee no technical difficulties which would delay the introduction of the British Polaris missile system into service.
I have no plan for the use of American warheads in Polaris.