HL Deb 15 March 1999 vol 598 c62WA
Lord Jenkins of Putney

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they would welcome the adoption by the United Nations Security Council of a policy to seek the global elimination of the nuclear weapon; and [HL1422]

Whether they would welcome discussions in the Security Council with a view to forming an agreed policy towards the elimination of nuclear weapons. [HL1436]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

All five Permanent Members of the UN Security Council are already committed to pursuing systematic and progressive efforts to reduce nuclear weapons globally, with the ultimate goal of eliminating those weapons, under the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty.

We have made it clear that we will consider any steps that would make a practical contribution to advancing nuclear disarmament.

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