HC Deb 12 January 1987 vol 108 c93W
Mr. Ashdown

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what studies have been made of the likely effects on European security of the French Government's intention to develop a binary chemical weapon; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Stanley

No studies have been made by Her Majesty's Government. The Government have noted the announcement by the French Government that France should possess an appropriate deterrent capacity of chemical weapons.