HC Deb 28 October 1980 vol 991 c253W
4. Mr. Banks

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he intends to raise the subject of NATO action to counter the Soviet threat of chemical weapons at the next NATO Ministers' meeting.

Mr. Pym

NATO Ministers will discuss a wide range of current defence issues in December at the next meeting of the defence planning committee. They are already keenly aware of the threat posed by the Soviet Unions' massive chemical weapon capability, and programmes are in hand to improve NATO's chemical weapon defences.

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