Nuclear Weapons Convention

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:36 pm on 26th June 2000.

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Photo of Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale Baroness Ramsay of Cartvale Government Whip 2:36 pm, 26th June 2000

My Lords, as my noble friend Lady Scotland said in answer to my noble friend's Question of 12th April, the Government agree that logically the process of nuclear disarmament ultimately is likely to require the negotiation of a nuclear weapons convention. However, in the current strategic environment, where large nuclear arsenals and risks of proliferation remain, we continue to judge that our minimum deterrent remains a necessary element of our security. We are working hard to change that international environment for the better.