HL Deb 04 February 1992 vol 535 c7WA
Lord Kennet

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether in their view some countries signatory to the non-proliferation treaty may construct and use enrichment and reprocessing plants while others may not; and if so, on what grounds they expect such a distinction to be made, and by whom.

The Earl of Caithness

All states parties to the treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons (NPT) are fully entitled to possess enrichment and reprocessing facilities providing that nuclear material processed in these facilities is subject to the appropriate safeguards.

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