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 Lord Jenkins of Putney Lord Jenkins of Putney Labour 2:36 pm, 26th June 2000

My Lords, in changing that environment for the better, would it not be helpful if the Government were to produce the first draft of a convention which they believe to be acceptable and enforceable? Producing the first draft of the means by which such a change might be achieved would at least show people who believe that the Government's devotion to getting rid of the nuclear weapon is false that the Government are prepared to take the first step towards putting into effect that enforcement, would it not?