§ Mr. Neil Thorne
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what information he has as to which chemical agents and munitions the Warsaw pact could deploy against United Kingdom targets.
§ Mr. Stanley
An unclassified description of the Soviet Union's chemical warfare capability, including the chemical agents known to have been developed by the Soviets is to be found on pages 72–76 of "Soviet Military Power 1986" published by the United States Department of Defence, a copy of which is in the Library. We cannot rule out the possibility that the Soviet Union might use its longer range chemical weapons capability against targets in the United Kingdom.