§ Mr. Steen
asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how often convoys carrying nuclear weapons travel on the A38 between Exeter and Plymouth; and if he will make a statement;
(2) if he is satisfied with the level of safety provision with regard to convoys carrying nuclear weapons travelling on the A38 between Exeter and Plymouth, in view of the absence of a crash barrier on the central reservation; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Stanley
It has been a long standing practice of successive Governments not to comment on the routes and means used to transport nuclear weapons. However, I wish to repeat the assurances on safety and security given by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Defence Procurement to the hon. Member for Cumbernauld and Kilsyth (Mr. Hogg) on 6 May,—[Vol. 42, c.161.]