HC Deb 10 May 1999 vol 331 cc16-7W
16. Mr. Cohen

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what decisions were made at the NATO summit in Washington regarding the non-proliferation of (i) nuclear weapons and (ii) weapons of mass destruction; and if he will make a statement. [82593]

Mr. George Robertson

At the NATO Summit meeting in Washington on 23-25 April, which I attended, the Alliance decided to launch a Weapons of Mass Destruction Initiative. It is designed to integrate and further improve Alliance political and military efforts to counter their proliferation. This decision was recorded in the summit communiqué.