HC Deb 18 July 1995 vol 263 c1177W
Dr. David Clark

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what is his Department's assessment on whether the safety and reliability of Britain's nuclear warheads can be maintained only through a continuation of testing that produces a fission yield. [35420]

(2) what assessment he has made of the implications for the development of new nuclear warheads of the United Kingdom signing a comprehensive test ban treaty which prohibited any further nuclear testing which produced a fission yield; and if he will make a statement. [35421]

Mr. Arbuthnot

I have nothing to add to the answer I gave the hon. Member on 10 July 1995,Official Report, column 469.