HC Deb 29 November 1990 vol 181 c479W
Mr. Bill Michie

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on nuclear weapons testing.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

For the foreseeable future, the United Kingdom's security will depend on deterrence based in part on the possession of nuclear weapons. That will mean a continuing requirement to conduct underground nuclear tests to ensure that our nuclear weapons remain effective and up to date.

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