HC Deb 10 June 2002 vol 386 c811W
Llew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has recently raised the matter of the possession of nuclear weapons by Israel with the Israeli Government. [57979]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

Nuclear issues were discussed in depth during the latest round of non-proliferation talks with Israeli officials, held in March. They have not recently been raised at ministerial level.

We continue to urge Israel to resolve international concerns about its nuclear status by acceding to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty as a non-nuclear weapon state.