HC Deb 28 March 1995 vol 257 c625W
15. Mr. Dunnachie

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect of the chemical weapons convention on international security. [14641]

Mr. Soames

The chemical weapons convention provides for a comprehensive, global and verifiable ban on a complete class of weapons of mass destruction and also for the destruction of very large quantities of existing chemical warfare agents. Once fully implemented it will make a significant contribution to international security.