§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list those nuclear blast simulations conducted in the United States of America during the last five years with which his Department's scientific research and development branch has been associated, the specific reason for its involvement, the cost of involvement in each simulation to his Department, and arrangements for similar involvement in forthcoming such simulations.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
The information requested is as follows:
Year of trial Cost of United Kingdom involvement £ 1981 20,000 1983 176,648 1985 421,152
The purpose was to obtain information on the effects of nuclear explosions, and in particular to test and develop ways of achieving protection. A further trial is planned for 1987 but the cost is not yet known.