HC Deb 15 January 2001 vol 361 c39W
34. Mr. Gapes

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the policy of the Government on the future of the anti-ballistic missile treaty. [143748]

Mr. Hoon

The UK is not a signatory of the ABM Treaty. We recognise that the Treaty was signed in different times, but appreciate the support it has provided for strategic stability.

The Treaty has been amended in the past. Further amendments would of course be a matter for the US and Russia.