HC Deb 15 December 1988 vol 143 c685W
Dr. Thomas

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence why it is not the policy of Her Majesty's Government to comment on information relating to chemical weapons capability.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

The information on which the assessment of chemical weapons capabilities set out in the "Statement on the Defence Estimates 1988" (Cm. 344-I) is based is highly classified, and it would not be in the national interest to discuss such information in detail.

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