HC Deb 02 December 1983 vol 49 c649W
Dr. Marek

asked the Prime Minister if she has sought assurances from the United States Government that none of the cruise missiles to be stationed in the United Kingdom targeted on land-based targets, will be targeted on land masses outwith the boundaries of Warsaw pact countries; and if she will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

The purpose of the deployment of cruise missiles in Europe is specifically to assist in deterring aggression against the NATO Alliance. The implications of this are clear, but it has been the practice of successive Governments not to comment on NATO targeting plans for nuclear weapons.

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