HC Deb 26 March 1985 vol 76 cc180-1W
21. Mr. Cyril D. Townsend

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if the United Kingdom would be prepared to accept the pre-positioning of either the present generation of United States chemical weapons, or a possible new generation of such weapons, in the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Stanley

No such request has been made to us. Like the United Kingdom, the United States Government have made clear that they are fully committed to seeking a comprehensive, verifiable and world-wide ban on chemical weapons at the conference on disarmament in Geneva.