HL Deb 10 May 1988 vol 496 cc1116-7WA
Lord Jenkins of Putney

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether by extending the range, power and number of other NATO nuclear weapons it is their object to negative the INF agreement and if not why are they proposing these measures.

Lord Trefgarne

Once in force the INF agreement will eliminate land-based missiles of intermediate range. It is not concerned with any other nuclear weapons. The INF treaty will be scrupulously implemented by the US. NATO's determination to ensure that its nuclear forces remain credible and effective will not undercut it in any way.