HC Deb 23 May 1978 vol 950 c462W
30. Mr. Thorne

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the Government's reaction to President Brezhnev's proposal regarding a worldwide ban on the development of the neutron bomb and similar weapons.

Mr. Mulley

We share President Carter's view that this proposal is insufficient. The enhanced radiation weapon is designed specifically to counter the Warsaw Pact build-up of tanks and armour. We do not pose a similar problem for the Warsaw Pact and consequently it has no need for such a weapon. We are looking for restraint in its build-up of arms and forces, which cause us genuine concern.