HC Deb 18 November 2003 vol 413 c769W
Mr. Caton

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of whether the US Administration's plans for new low yield nuclear weapons will comply with that country's obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. [137590]

Mr. MacShane

The United States declared a continuing and firm commitment to its obligations under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) at the Preparatory Committee (PrepCom) meeting earlier this year. In a fact sheet circulated at the PrepCom, the United States further declared that it was not developing, testing or producing any nuclear warheads, that there was no current requirement for a new nuclear warhead, and that it maintained its moratorium on nuclear testing.