Trident and Nuclear Weapons Questions

Julian Huppert MP has submitted two questions to the Ministry of Defence to enquire as to the expenditure incurred by the public purse on a) Long lead items for Vanguard submarines prior to the final decision to proceed with construction of the submarines. Read Dr Fox’s reply here. b) The cost of replacing Trident likely to be incurred prior to a decision of the House at Main Gate Stage on submarine replacement in 2016. To read the reply click here.

Tessa Munt MP has written to the Secretary of State for Defence to ask with reference to his plans to co-operate on nuclear warhead testing with France, whether the UK will continue to (a) participate in or (b) receive the results of US sub-critical nuclear tests undertaken at the Nevada nuclear test site. Read Dr Fox’s reply here.