HC Deb 25 April 1986 vol 96 c262W
Mr. Shore

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many nuclear tests were undertaken by the United Kingdom in each year since 1980; and how many similar tests were undertaken by the United States of America, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, France and China.

Mr. Norman Lamont

The United Kingdom has undertaken a total of nine nuclear tests since 1 January 1980—all in co-operation with the United States. They comprised three in 1980, one in each of 1981, 1982, 1983, two in 1984 and one in 1985. Details of tests carried out by other countries should be sought from them.