HC Deb 16 December 1991 vol 201 c26W
Mr. Michael Welsh

To ask the Prime Minister what evaluation has been made of which countries have the know-how for safely dismantling nuclear weapons.

The Prime Minister

The five declared nuclear weapon states have to dismantle and reassemble their own nuclear weapons in order to maintain their stockpiles. The break-up of the Soviet Union may pose a range of problems, including the safe disposal of nuclear warheads. We are addressing these problems, in consultation with our allies and Soviet and Republic authorities.