HL Deb 28 November 1994 vol 559 c27WA
Lord Kennet

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has examined, or has caused to be examined, the foreign policy implications of British funding and development of counter-proliferation weapons and equipment, and of the operation of such systems under United States control; whether such examinations and analyses have been studied by Ministers; and, if so, what is their conclusion.

Baroness Chalker of Wallasey

Work on counter-proliferation is at an early stage, both nationally and within NATO. Foreign policy considerations are naturally an important element in this work. But it is too soon to draw any conclusions.