HL Deb 28 November 1985 vol 468 cc1052-3WA
Lord Kennet

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What United States aircraft capable of carrying nuclear weapons use bases in the United Kingdom, (a) regularly and (b) occasionally; whether they are subject to United Kingdom air traffic control at all times; and whether the United States authorities are required, by law or by agreement, to declare their flight-routes, presence, and nuclear charges to United Kingdom authorities.

Lord Trefgarne

It is long-standing policy, endorsed by successive administrations, not to comment on nuclear capabilities or deployments. I can however say that USAF aircraft using United Kingdom controlled airspace are required to comply fully with air traffic control procedures.