HC Deb 18 January 1988 vol 145 c194W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what evidence there is concerning the development of biological weapons by Iraq; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Waldegrave

I refer to the answer given by my noble Friend the Minister of State, Lord Glenarthur, on 3 February 1988 to Lord Kennet in another place, in which he state that as Iraq is a party to the 1972 biological weapons convention which prohibits the development or possession of biological weapons, any evidence that they might be developing such a capacity would he a matter of serious concern.