§ Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to present guidelines of nuclear policy which have been worked out with the German Minister of Defence; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Healey
Current studies are designed to establish guidelines for the tactical use of nuclear weapons within the context of N.A.T.O.'s strategy of deterrence by posing the threat of escalation. The results will be considered by the next Ministerial meeting of the N.A.T.O. Nuclear Planning Group in May.