To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Leyton (Mr. Cohen),Official Report, 24 May, column 161, if he will give details of the date of entry into force and the lifetime of the arrangement covering the roles and responsibilities of the United Kingdom and United State authorities in the event of an accident on United Kingdom territory involving a United States nuclear weapon.
§ Mr. Ian Stewart
Arrangements covering the roles and responsibilities of the United Kingdom and United States authorities in the event of an accident involving a United States nuclear weapon have evolved over many years, by a process of continuous dialogue and review. The current arrangement was signed last year and is without time limit.