HC Deb 20 March 1985 vol 75 cc527-8W
41. Mr. Caborn

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if it remains Her Majesty's Government's policy not to purchase uranium from South Africa.

Sir Geoffrey Howe

It is our policy not to assist South Africa in the development of its military and civil nuclear programmes. It has never been our policy to prohibit the purchase of uranium from South Africa, since that does not constitute such assistance.