§ Lord Kennet
asked Her Majesty's government:
Whether the missiles going by the names "Silkworm" and "Jericho" are among those under the regard of the Missile Technology Control Regime in which the United Kingdom participates.
§ Lord Brabazon of Tara
We have no reason to doubt reports in the press which describe the Jericho I as a 500km range missile with a 450kg warhead and the Jericho II as a 1500km range missile with a 1000kg warhead. As such, both missiles fall within the parameters of the Missile Technology Control Regime. The Chinese Silkworm missile, claimed to have a range of 95km with a payload of 450kg, does not.