§ 31. Mr. Hugh Jenkins
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether it remains Her Majesty's Government's policy not to proceed to a new generation of nuclear weapons; and if this policy prohibits the development of new British warheads.
§ Mr. Mulley
Government policy has not changed. As the House has been told on many occasions, it is our intention to maintain the effectiveness of the United Kingdom nuclear deterrent, and this includes maintaining the effectiveness of the warheads.