§ Lord Kennet
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether, within the newly reorganised Ministry of Defence, the arms control and disarmament implications of programmes will be considered at the same stage of each programme as the perceived threat, the monetary limits, the views of the Central Defence Staff, and the views of the individual services.
§ Lord Trefgarne
The arms control and disarmament implications of all proposed new weapons systems are considered at an early stage in the procurement process.