§ 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; 200W 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.