HC Deb 10 January 1989 vol 144 c536W
Mr. O'Neill

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what priority he accords within the requirements of the defence industrial base for ammunition to the retention of a United Kingdom-based capability to manufacture nitroglycerine.

Mr. Sainsbury

Nitroglycerine is an essential component of many types of ammunition. It is available from a number of United Kingdom and NATO sources. We monitor these sources on a continuing basis to ensure that our requirements will be met.