§ 18. Mr. Gwilym Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received about the cost and dangers of introducing cruise missiles to Great Britain and the proposed Polaris replacement programme.
§ Mr. Pym
Since the NATO modernisation programme was agreed last December, I have received just over 1,000 letters and some 20 petitions on the decision to base US ground-launched Cruise missiles in the United Kingdom. Since the announcement in July of the Government's decision to acquire the Trident missile system, I have received about 80 letters and two petitions on this subject.