HC Deb 17 May 1994 vol 243 c386W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the President of the Board of Trade what decisions taken at the recent nuclear suppliers group meeting in Madrid will affect United Kingdom nuclear export policy.

Mr. Needham

The group adopted changes to the "Guidelines for Nuclear Transfers"—DOC INFCIRC 254 Part 1 Rev. 1 Mod 1—at the Madrid meeting. The effect of these changes is to strengthen the retransfer provisions in the guidelines and incorporate a new provision in the guidelines underlying the importance of members satisfying themselves that their exports would not contribute to the proliferation of nuclear weapons. Both changes are consistent with existing British policy.

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