HL Deb 21 February 2005 vol 669 c159WA
Lord Judd

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What action they are taking to ensure that all chemical weapon states expedite the destruction of all existing chemical weapons stockpiles by the agreed target date of 2012. [HL1293]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

The Government support this recommendation from the recent United Nations high-level panel report and regularly urge all chemical weapons possessor states to meet their chemical weapons convention obligations. We are committed to providing practical assistance to help states meet and better the 2012 deadline. For example, we continue to provide assistance towards Russia's destruction programme, in particular at the Shchuch'ye chemical weapon destruction facility.