HC Deb 14 December 1993 vol 234 c628W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the breakdown on the M25 of the nuclear warhead convoy vehicle on 9 December.

Mr. Hanley

A military convoy stopped on the M25 on 9 December to allow the inspection of a suspected mechanical defect on one vehicle. As a precautionary safety measure, the civil police cordoned off the inner lane of the motorway.

Following the inspection, the tractor unit of one of the vehicles was changed and the convoy continued its journey and arrived safely at its destination. It is a long-standing policy neither to confirm nor deny the presence of nuclear weapons at any particular place or time.