HC Deb 01 February 1965 vol 705 cc199-200W
53. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he is aware that the United States now possesses a more powerful long-range missile, Poseidon, which is to replace Polaris; whether this missile is to be supplied for use in British Polaris submarines; what it would cost; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Healey

Poseidon is a proposed development of Polaris and will complement, not replace, the A.3 missile. We have no present plans for adopting it.