HC Deb 08 March 1982 vol 19 cc285-6W
Mr. Cook

asked the Prime Minister whether at any time in negotiations with President Reagan's Administration for the purchase of Trident missiles it has been proposed or implied that the supply of plutonium by the United Kingdom to the United States Of America should be part of an overall agreement.

The Prime Minister

No. The exchange of nuclear materials for defence purposes between the United Kingdom and the United States is governed by the 1958 agreement on co-operation on the uses of atomic energy for mutual defence purposes.