§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what policy and precautions his Department implements when a convoy carrying nuclear warheads travels on United Kingdom public roads in adverse weather conditions; and what other public authorities and emergency services are informed.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
It is our policy not to undertake nuclear weapon convoys when adverse weather conditions are forecast along the route. Local police forces are always informed in advance when convoys will enter their area of responsibility, and close contact is maintained throughout a convoy movement.