HC Deb 10 June 1998 vol 313 c606W
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. [45038]

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.