HC Deb 18 June 1969 vol 785 c107W
78. Mr. Jopling

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how poisonous gases and substances used in biological or chemical warfare are transported in the United Kingdom; what special precautions are taken to prevent accidents; and what emergency services are made specially available at the time of such movements.

Mr. John Morris

There are no poisonous gases and substances in the United Kingdom for use in biological and chemical warfare. Only laboratory quantities are held for research into the means of defence and on the rare occasions any such substances are transported they travel by Service aircraft or vehicle in special containers with trained staff who operate under strict safety instructions.