HC Deb 24 February 1972 vol 831 c365W
Mr. Woof

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether it is the policy of Her Majesty's Government to regard the dissemination of information on nuclear weapons to non-nuclear powers, in particular West Germany, as a breach of the Non-Proliferation Treaty; and if he will take all steps to ensure that any agreement to disseminate information in this way does not result in a spread of nuclear weapons.

Mr. Anthony Boyle

As a party to the Non-Proliferation Treaty, Her Majesty's Government have undertakennot in any way to assist, encourage, or induce any non-nuclear-weapon state to manufacture or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons or other nuclear explosive devices, or control over such weapons or explosive devices. It follows from this that Her Majesty's Government would not disseminate to non-nuclear-weapon States information on nuclear weapons which could assist them to acquire such weapons.