Prime Minister’s Office

Written question – India: Nuclear Weapons, Prime Minister’s Office, 19 November 2015

Paul Flynn Labour, Newport West
To ask the Prime Minister, what matters relating to (a) nuclear disarmament and (b) nuclear non-proliferation he discussed with the Prime Minister of India during his visit to London in November 2015.

David Cameron The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party
During Prime Minister Modi’s visit India and the UK agreed a Defence and International Security Partnership that pledged to deepen our dialogue on disarmament and non-proliferation and work towards India’s entry into all Export Control Regimes. India and the UK also released a Joint Statement that welcomed the agreement reached earlier this year on Iran’s nuclear programme, and noted the strong commitment of the international community to its swift and full implementation.

Written question – Trident Missiles, Prime Minister’s Office, 19 November 2015

Paul Flynn Labour, Newport West
To ask the Prime Minister, on what date he wrote to the Commander of the at-sea Trident nuclear submarine giving guidance on the use of Trident ballistic missiles after he assumed the office of Prime Minister in 2010; and on what date he sent a message superseding the message given to the at-sea Commander of Trident by Gordon Brown while he was Prime Minister.

David Cameron The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party
It has been the practice of successive Governments for the incoming Prime Minister to provide written instructions to the Commanders of our nuclear armed submarines.

The letters are one of the first actions carried out by the Prime Minister on assuming office and, given the security implications, it would be wholly inappropriate to comment further on the process.

Written question -China: Nuclear Disarmament, Prime Minister’s Office, 9 November 2015

Paul Flynn Labour, Newport West
To ask the Prime Minister, what recent discussions he has had with President Xi of China on joint multilateral initiatives the UK and China can take towards nuclear disarmament.

David Cameron The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party
During last month’s State Visit, President Xi Jinping and I discussed the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s nuclear programme, and the importance of working together to halt its progress. The UK also engages with China on multilateral disarmament, and a range of nuclear disarmament issues, through the mechanism of the P5 Dialogue.

Written question -National Security, Prime Minister’s Office, 4 November 2015

Paul Monaghan Scottish National Party, Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
To ask the Prime Minister, what definition he uses of the term the most extreme circumstances of self-defence; if he will provide examples of situations which would meet that definition; and whether a (a) pre-emptive and (b) retaliatory nuclear attack on another state would be covered by that definition.

David Cameron The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party
I have nothing further to add.

Written question – Trident, Prime Minister’s Office, 16 October 2015

Paul Monaghan Scottish National Party, Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
To ask the Prime Minister, under which criteria the Government would consider it justified to launch (a) a pre-emptive nuclear attack on another independent state or states using the Trident nuclear weapons system based in Scotland and (b) a retaliatory nuclear attack on another independent state or states using the Trident nuclear weapons systems based in Scotland.

David Cameron The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party
The UK has long been clear that we would only consider using our nuclear weapons in the most extreme circumstances of self-defence.

Written question – Middle East: Weapons, Prime Minister’s Office, 15 September 2015

Paul Flynn Labour, Newport West
To ask the Prime Minister, whether he had discussions with his Israeli counterpart during his visit to London on (a) Israel’s nuclear weapons and (b) prospects for a conference on weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East.

David Cameron The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party
I refer the hon. Member to the press release published by my office on 10 September. The press release is available on the gov.uk website.

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