HC Deb 14 December 1993 vol 234 c626W
Mr. Foulkes

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date the Nimrod aircraft was first certified to carry nuclear weapons; and whether this certification applied to the United Kingdom as well as United States weapons.

Mr. Hanley

The Nimrod aircraft was certified for carriage of American nuclear depth charges from its entry into service in 1969. It has never been certified to carry British nuclear weapons.