§ Mr. Macdonald
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what is Her Majesty's Government's policy towards the continued production of chemical weapons by any signatory nation to a chemical weapons convention.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
As my replies to the questions from the hon. Member for Western Isles on 31 January and 11 December last year noted, the draft chemical weapons convention under negotiation in Geneva would prohibit the production of chemical weapons immediately upon the convention's entry into force. This provision has been agreed by all states participating in the negotiations, including the United Kingdom.