HC Deb 17 December 1979 vol 976 c8W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the Prime Minister if she will approach Chancellor Schmidt with a view to setting up a joint German-British inquiry into the reasons why the British and German Governments were not informed by the Dutch Government of security breaches at the joint centrifuge project by Dr. A. O. Khan and the effects of his activities on Western security.

The Prime Minister

No. I have already expressed my concern to the Prime Minister of the Netherlands about the Khan incident. All three Governments of the centrifuge partnership attach importance to ensuring that incidents of this kind are not repeated and appropriate action has been put in hand.