HL Deb 10 June 1982 vol 431 c397WA
Lord Brockway

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they support the denuclearisation of the continent of Africa as affirmed by the Organisation of African Unity, and the call by the Tenth Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly to the Security Council to take effective steps to prevent the frustration of this objective; and whether they endorse the recommendation of the Working Group of the Committee on Disarmament that Governments should refrain from any co-operation with South Africa in the nuclear field which would assist its régime to manufacture nuclear weapons.

Lord Belstead

The Government wish that all African countries should become parties to the Non-Proliferation Treaty. We would like to see nuclear weapons excluded from the African continent.

The United Kingdom does not collaborate in any way with South Africa in developing nuclear weapons. Nor does it supply nuclear material, facilities, equipment or related economic assistance directed to this objective.