HC Deb 14 February 1991 vol 185 c596W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with his American counterpart concerning the conditions under which United States forces in the allied military alliance deployed in the Gulf region would be permitted to use nuclear weapons.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

My right hon. Friend keeps in regular contact with his American counterpart. The details of these discussions are confidential. My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister made the Government's position on the possible use of United Kingdom nuclear weapons in the Gulf quite clear on 15 January 1991 at col.726.