Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th November 1988.

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Photo of Mr Roland Boyes Mr Roland Boyes , Houghton and Washington 12:00 am, 29th November 1988

What assessment has the Secretary of State made of the implications for the United Kingdom Trident fleet of the verification arrangements of the United States and Soviet Union START agreement, considering that when Trident missiles are deployed with the British fleet the Soviet Union may wish to inspect British submarine facilities at Rosyth and Faslane? Will the Secretary of State allow that to happen, or is he prepared to sabotage the START agreement?