§ 25. Mr. Roy Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received regarding the implications for British defence requirements of the Reykjavik summit.
§ Mr. Stanley
My Department has received 15 letters calling for the abandonment of the Trident programme and other nuclear weapons since the Reykjavik summit. At Camp David on 15 November the President of the United States reaffirmed the United States' intention to proceed with its strategic modernisation programme, including Trident. He also confirmed his full support for the arrangements made to modernise Britain's independent nuclear deterrent with Trident.