HC Deb 30 October 1995 vol 265 c84W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement in respect of the United Kingdom resuming its nuclear test programme should the United States Government cease their moratorium on nuclear testing. [39574]

Mr. Arbuthnot

Her Majesty's Government have no plans to carry out further nuclear weapon test explosions and we hope to see the negotiations on a comprehensive nuclear test ban treaty successfully completed in the first half of 1996. We have no reason to believe that the United States will abandon its moratorium before then.