§ Mr. Kirkhope
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what work his Department has carried out on the choice of a new nuclear short-range missile.
§ Mr. Ian Stewart
None. In the first instance this is a matter for the United States Government who are currently considering SACEUR's requirement for a follow-on to the Lance surface-to-surface missile system. No decisions on modernisation as it affects British forces have yet been taken.