Nuclear Weapons questions in Parliament

Debates, and both written, and oral questions have all addressed the topic of Nuclear weapons this week.

Jim Cunningham MP has written to ask Liam Fox if he will publish in full the Trident replacement value-for-money review.
Read Dr Fox’s response here.

Bridget Phillipson MP also wrote the Defence Secretary to ask (1) how many suppliers of (a) equipment, (b) personnel, (c) parts and (d) assembly facilities for the Vanguard-class Trident submarine maintenance project there are in each (i) Government Office region, (ii) local authority area and (iii) parliamentary constituency; read the Minister’s reply here.

TLG member Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP in a debate on NATO in the Commons addressed Foreign Secretary William Hague MP, he stated:

The Lisbon statement said nothing on the future of tactical nuclear weapons in Europe. As the Foreign Secretary will be aware, the United Kingdom gave up its tactical nuclear weapons in the 1990s, as militarily useless and politically irrelevant. Will the British Government now support multilateral negotiations between NATO and Russia, so that tactical nuclear weapons can be removed from Europe as a whole?…you can read Mr Hague’s response here.

In a debate in the House, Jeremy Corbyn MP addressed the Secretary of Defence to ask him, ‘Exactly how much money, would be spent between now and then [2015] in preparing for the decision to replace [the current Trident Missile System]?’ Read Dr Fox’s reply here.