HC Deb 14 June 1984 vol 61 cc554-5W
Mr. George

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will now announce the number of Trident D5 missiles to be purchased from the United States together with the proposed number of warheads.

Mr. Pattie

No. Decisions have yet to be taken. However, it has been the practice of successive Governments not to comment on the number of missiles and warheads carried by our strategic nuclear deterrent force. The Government's policy for the replacement of the Polaris force is set out in Open Government Documents 80/23 and 82/1.