HC Deb 26 March 1998 vol 309 c235W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the evidence presented in 1996 by Her Majesty's Government to the International Court of Justice on the legality of nuclear weapons remains Government policy. [36154]

Mr. Fatchett

We have considered the International Court of Justice's Advisory Opinion. It does not require a change in our purely defensive policy of nuclear deterrence.

It is not our practice to comment on submissions made by previous Governments in the course of legal proceedings.

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