HC Deb 08 December 1986 vol 107 cc86-7W
Mr. Nicholls

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what recent representations he has received about maintaining nuclear weapons as a integral part of the British defence system; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Stanley

On 3 December the House passed a motion in the names of my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister and other of my right hon. Friends by a substantial majority rejecting a non-nuclear defence policy for Britain. I am sure that the majority of British people take the same view.