HL Deb 04 July 1995 vol 565 c73WA
Lord Kennet

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether in the light of the then Prime Minister Mrs. Thatcher's discussions with President Reagan at Camp David in 1983, at which she secured undertakings from the President concerning the interpretation and the possible renegotiation of the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, the British Government has an established droit de regard over US interpretations of that treaty, particularly in the light of the importance of constraints on ABM deployments for the deterrent efficacity of Britain's own nuclear and other weapons.

Lord Henley

The United Kingdom is not a party to the ABM Treaty and does not take part in the Treaty's standing Consultative Commission. This is an area, however, in which we maintain close contact with the United States.