§ Lord Jenkins of Putney
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the United Kingdom chemical defence programme is in compliance with the terms of the Chemical Weapons Convention. [HL1634]
§ The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Gilbert)
The Chemical Weapons Convention, with which the United Kingdom is fully compliant, permits activities which protect against the use of chemical weapons. The UK chemical defence programme has been constructed to meet that need. A copy of the 1997 summary outlining the UK chemical defence programme, which has been forwarded to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in The Hague, has been placed in the Library of the House.