§ 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.