HC Deb 24 July 1980 vol 989 cc332-3W
Q10. Mr. Churchill

asked the Prime Minister if, in the light of the imminent intended delivery to Iraq by France of 72 kilograms of weapons grade uranium sufficient to make three nuclear weapons, she will seek to raise with Governments of member States of the European Community at the earliest opportunity, the need to establish a moratorium in the supply of weapons grade nuclear materials to non-nuclear Powers.

The Prime Minister

In appropriate circumstances, the use of both highly enriched uranium and plutonium in the peaceful programmes of non-nuclear weapon States under adequate non-proliferation arrangements is justified. The sale of uranium to Iraq by France is in conformity with the guidelines of the Nuclear Supplier's Group and the material will be subject to IAEA safeguards.

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