HC Deb 22 February 1977 vol 926 cc546-7W
Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will state, from international sources available to him, for the year 1976, for the USA and the USSR, respectively, the total number of warheads carried in missiles or by bombers, the number of tactical nuclear weapons in Europe, and total expenditure on defence, in dollars.

Mr. Mulley

I would refer my hon. Friend to the 1976–77 "Military Balance", published by the International Institute for Strategic Studies, a copy of which is in the Library, for unofficial published information on Ameican and Soviet defence effort. It is not the practice to disclose such information available from official sources.