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 George Younger Mr George Younger , Ayr 12:00 am, 29th November 1988

First, everyone on both sides—including Mr. Gorbachev—has made it clear that the British Trident system is not part of the START negotiations. Secondly, we have had clear assurances that any negotiations on START will affect neither the Trident programme itself nor any future testing thereof.