On Wednesday 18 November the Top Level Group welcomed a group of MPs and Lords for a briefing on Trident and the Main Gate decision. The briefing was chaired by TLG convenor, Dame Margaret Beckett MP, and included briefings from TLG member Baroness Williams of Crosby, former Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind and RUSI Director Professor Mike Clarke.
The speakers offered their thoughts on the major issues facing MPs as they approach the decision on whether or not to renew the UK’s nuclear deterrent, and then took questions from the audience on a range of technical and political topics.
Sir Menzies Campbell, a long serving member of the Top Level Group, has joined the House of Lords. Sir Menzies, now styled Lord Campbell of Pittenweem, will sit in the Lords as a Liberal Democrat.
For more information about Lord Campbell’s new position, visit Parliament’s website using the link below.
It is with great sadness that the Top Level Group notes the passing of Geoffrey, Lord Howe of Aberavon. Lord Howe was an active and much respected member of the Group, committed to the causes of multilateral nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues.
For all the latest updates from Parliament on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament issues, visit the TLG pages with all oral and written questions from 2015.