§ Lord Kennet
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they agree with the statement made by President Clinton as reported in the International Herald Tribune of 15 November that "one of the three or four most significant security threats that all of our people face in the next whole generation [is] this weapons of mass destruction proliferation… we've got to stop it"; and, if so, what steps they propose to take, along with the United States, to curb Israel's weapons of mass destruction capabilities and means of delivery.
§ Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean
The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction is indeed a significant security threat. We continue to urge Israel to accede to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) in order to allay international suspicions about her nuclear activities. We also continue to encourage Israel to ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and accede to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC).