HC Deb 03 November 2003 vol 412 c389W
Mr. Jenkin

To ask the Prime Minister (1) if he will make a statement about the Madrid Initiative in response to Pakistan's capacity to export nuclear weapons; [135390]

(2) what discussions he has had with his Madrid Initiative counterparts regarding Pakistan's capacity to export nuclear weapons. [135391]

The Prime Minister

The first meeting of the Proliferation Security Initiative was held in Madrid on 12 June. Subsequent meetings were held in July, August and October in Brisbane, Paris and London respectively.

The Proliferation Security Initiative aims to counter the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, their delivery systems and related materials by any state or non-state actor. No specific countries have been identified as primary targets of the Initiative.

We regularly urge all states to sign, ratify and abide by the obligations of all treaties and conventions covering the development of such weapons.

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