§ Mr. Madden
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many military vehicles carrying nuclear and conventional explosives have travelled on public roads within west Yorkshire in each of the last five years; if the appropriate local authorities and the police were informed in all cases; what representations he has received about such matters; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Ian Stewart
It has been the practice of successive Governments not to comment on the movement of nuclear weapons or the associated operational procedures. Over the past year five letters have been received about the alleged movement of nuclear weapons in West Yorkshire.