§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether the increased deployment proposed by the United States of America of sea-launched cruise missiles in European waters is in accordance with the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation's current policy on intermediate nuclear forces; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Stanley
The weapon system referred to by the hon. Member will form part of the United States national strategic deterrent and is therefore unrelated to NATO's policy on intermediate nuclear forces.