Parliamentary Questions on Trident

The Prime Minister and the Ministry of Defence have answered questions this week on Britain’s Trident programme.

In a Commons debate Dr Julian Lewis MP asked the Prime Minister whether he would give a reassurance that Britain’s Nuclear Deterrent would be renewed given that the Liberal Democrat party would not support such a policy. Read the Prime Minister’s answer here.

Julian Huppert MP has written to the Ministry of Defence regarding Nuclear Submarines, and to ask what the design life, expressed in effective full-power years, is of the PWR2 (a) reactor pressure vessel and (b) nuclear steam raising plant. You can read the MOD’s response here.