§ Mr. Alasdair Morgan
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the(a) extent and (b) sources of the external nuclear threat to the United Kingdom. 
§ Mr. George Robertson
We do not see any immediate nuclear threats to the United Kingdom. However, while large nuclear arsenals and risks of proliferation remain we cannot be certain that this situation could not change. Our minimum deterrent therefore remains a necessary element of our security.