§ 30. Mr. Andrew Mitchell
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the consequences for the British Army of the Rhine of having no nuclear weapons.
§ 43. Mr. David Nicholson
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the implications for the British Army of the Rhine capacity for defence of the removal from its armoury of short-range nuclear weapons.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
NATO's strategy of deterrence and defence requires a mix of conventional, theatre nuclear and strategic nuclear forces. Removal of the theatre nuclear component would undermine deterrence and leave our conventional forces very vulnerable to attack.