§ Mr. Frank Cook
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to ensure that plutonium exported to France is covered by peaceful end use safeguards restrictions; and what current plans there are to export plutonium to France and in what quantities.635W
§ Mr. Michael Spicer
I have been asked to reply.
Exports of plutonium to France, like those to other member states of the European Community, are covered by the standard format set out in the reply given by my hon. Friend the Member for Enfield, North (Mr. Eggar) on 18 December 1986 at columns 611–12.
Information on exports to individual countries was and remains confidential for both commercial and security reasons.